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The Walking Stick Details


Based on a novel by Winston Graham, The Walking Stick stars Samantha Eggar as Deborah, a polio-stricken woman courted by charming artist Leigh Hartley (David Hemmings). She moves in with Leigh, who immediately suggests that she help him rob the antique store where she works. Her common sense clouded by love, Deborah agrees. She is laboring under the misapprehension that Leigh will use the stolen loot to open up their own antique shop. He of course has no such intention, having orchestrated the whole romance for his own greedy gain. Both Samantha Eggar and David Hemmings are too talented for the sluggish goings-on in The Walking Stick, but actors do have to eat once in a while. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


David Hemmings
as Leigh Hartley
Samantha Eggar
as Deborah Dainton
Emlyn Williams
as Jack Foil
Phyllis Calvert
as Erica Dainton
Ferdinand "Ferdy" Mayne
as Douglas Dainton
Dudley Sutton
as Ted Sandymount
Francesca Annis
as Arabella Dainton
Gwen Cherrell
as Mrs. Hartley
Bridget Turner
as Sarah Dainton
John Woodvine
as Bertie Irons
Walter Horsbrugh
as Maitland
Susan Payne
as Deborah as a Child
Donald Sumpter
as Max
Anthony Nicholls
as Lewis Maude
Basil Henson
as Inspector Malcolm
Anthony Nicholls
as Lewis Maude
Susan Payne
as Deborah as a Child
Donald Sumpter
as Max


Eric Till
Elliott Kastner
Jerry Gershwin
Alan Ladd, Jr.
Winston Graham
Book Author
Arthur Ibbetson
Stanley Myers
Composer (Music Score)
John Jympson
John Graysmark
Art Director
Denis Holt
Associate Producer
Pamela Cornell
Set Designer
Sue Yelland
Costume Designer
Vicky Tiel
Costume Designer
Mia Fonssagrives
Costume Designer