Yield to the Night (also titled Blonde Sinner) is a 1956 British crime drama film starring Diana Dors as a murderess sentenced to hang and spending her last days in the condemned cell in a British women's prison. The film received much positive critical attention, particularly for the skilled acting of Dors, who had previously been cast solely as a British version of the stereotypical "blonde bombshell".
The storyline in Yield to the Night bears a superficial resemblance to the Ruth Ellis case, which had occurred the previous year. However, the film is based on the novel of the same title published in 1954 by Joan Henry.Coincidentally, Ruth Ellis appeared as an uncredited beauty queen in the 1951 film Lady Godiva Rides Again, also starring Diana Dors.
The film was entered into the 1956 Cannes Film Festival.
- Diana Dors - Mary Price Hilton
- Yvonne Mitchell - Matron Hilda MacFarlane
- Michael Craig - Jim Lancaster
- Marie Ney - Prison Governess
- Olga Lindo - Senior Matron Hill
- Joan Miller - Matron Barker
- Mary Mackenzie - Matron
- Marjorie Rhodes - Matron Brandon
- Geoffrey Keen - Prison Chaplain
- Liam Redmond - Prison Doctor
- Dandy Nichols - Mrs. Price
- John Charlesworth - Alan Price
- Mona Washbourne - Mrs. Thomas, landlady
- Alec Finter - Mr. Thomas, landlord (as Alex Finter)
- Athene Seyler - Miss Bligh
- Michael Ripper - Roy, bar good-timer
- Harry Locke - Fred Hilton