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Dance with a Stranger

Dance with a Stranger is a 1985 British tragedy film directed by Mike Newell. Telling the story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain, the film won critical acclaim, aided the careers of two of its leading actors, Miranda Richardson and Rupert Everett; the screenplay was by Shelagh Delaney, author of A Taste of Honey, was her third major screenplay. The story of Ellis, which this film dramatises, has resonance in Britain since it provided part of the background to the extended national debates which led to the progressive abolition of capital punishment from 1965 on; the theme song "Would You Dance With a Stranger" was performed by Mari Wilson, was released as a single. A former nude model and prostitute, Ruth is manageress of a London drinking club frequented by racing drivers and lives in a flat above with her illegitimate son, Andy. Another child is in the custody of her estranged husband's family. In the club she meets David, an immature young man from a well-off family who wants to succeed in motor racing but suffers from lack of money and overuse of alcohol.

Ruth falls for his looks and charm, but it is a doomed relationship: without a job, he cannot afford to marry her and his family would never accept her. When he makes a drunken scene in the club, she is discharged from her job, which means that she is made homeless. A wealthy admirer secures a flat for her and her son but she still sees David; when she tells him she is pregnant, he does nothing about it and she miscarries. Distraught, she goes to a house in Hampstead where she believes David is at a party, he comes out and goes with a girl to a pub. Ruth waits outside the pub and, when he emerges, shoots him dead with four shots, she is arrested and hanged. Miranda Richardson as Ruth Ellis Rupert Everett as David Blakeley Ian Holm as Desmond Cussen Stratford Johns as Morrie Conley Joanne Whalley as Christine Tom Chadbon as Anthony Findlater Jane Bertish as Carole Findlater David Troughton as Cliff Davis Matthew Carroll as Andy Lesley Manville as Maryanne David Beale as Man in Little Club Charon Bourke as Ballroom Singer The film made a comfortable profit.

Goldcrest Films invested £253,000 in the film and received £361,000, making them a profit of £108,000. The film holds a 90% approval rating on the review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes. Mike Newell won Award of the Youth at the 1985 Cannes Film Festival for Dance with a Stranger. Miranda Richardson won Best Actress at the Evening Standard British Film Awards, while Ian Holm won Boston Society of Film Critics Awards 1985 for this and other films. Dance with a Stranger on IMDb Dance with a Stranger at Box Office Mojo

List of stars in Cetus

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Cetus, sorted by decreasing brightness. List of stars by constellation ESA. "The Hipparcos and Tycho Catalogues". Retrieved 2006-12-26. Kostjuk, N. D.. "HD-DM-GC-HR-HIP-Bayer-Flamsteed Cross Index". Retrieved 2006-12-26. Roman, N. G.. "Identification of a Constellation from a Position". Retrieved 2006-12-26. "SIMBAD Astronomical Database". Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 2007-01-02. Gould, B. A. "Uranometria Argentina". Reprinted and updated by Pilcher, F. Archived from the original on 2012-02-27. Retrieved 2010-07-19. Samus, N. N.. "Combined General Catalogue of Variable Stars". Retrieved 2012-07-18. Samus, N. N.. "General Catalog of Variable Stars". Retrieved 2012-07-18

Thorngate, South Australia

Thorngate is an inner northern suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It is located in the City of Prospect; this small suburb is one of South Australia's most expensive. Although sales are rare, houses on Fitzroy Terrace and Churcher Street were valued well over $1 million in 2006. Part of Fitzroy, the suburb is thought to be named after the original grantee of that area, one John Batty Thorngate. Arriving from Gosport, Thorngate was granted his land in 1840. Thorngate is one of Adelaide's smallest suburbs, it is bounded to the north by Carter Street, to the south by Fitzroy Terrace, in the west by Prospect Road and the east by Main North Road. The only other streets in the suburb are Thorngate Street; the 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 180 persons in Thorngate on census night. Of these, half were female; the majority of residents are of Australian birth, with an additional 6.7% identifying Greece as their country of birth. The age distribution of Thorngate residents is similar to that of the greater Australian population.

64.4% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%. Thorngate is in the South Australian House of Assembly electoral district of Adelaide and the Australian House of Representatives division of Adelaide; the local electoral booths tend to swing to the Liberal Party though the electoral district to which Thorngate belongs is marginal or leaning to the Labor Party. A BP service station sits on the corner of Main North Road. Thorngate is serviced by Main North Road and Prospect Road, which link the suburb to both Adelaide city centre and the northern suburbs; the suburb is serviced by the following bus routes: G10 221, 222 224, 226F, N224 225 228 229 209F List of Adelaide suburbs "City of Prospect". Official website. City of Prospect. Retrieved 27 April 2011

Hallie E. Queen

Hallie Elvera Queen Hallie Queen Jackson, was an American writer and educator. She taught English in Puerto Rico, was on the faculty of Dunbar High School in Washington, D. C. Queen graduated from M Street High School in Washington, D. C. in 1904 attended Cornell University, graduating in the class of 1908. She earned a master's degree in Spanish at Stanford University in 1925. After college, Queen taught nature study at Tuskegee Institute, English in Puerto Rico, English and Spanish in Virginia. In 1915, she supervised the summer school at the State College for Colored Students in Dover, Delaware, she was on the faculty at Dunbar High School in the 1930s. During World War I, she chaired the American Red Cross auxiliary at Howard University. Queen was a relief worker in the aftermath of the East St. Louis riots in 1917, testified about what she saw there, at a Congressional hearing. Around that time, she gave intelligence to the Military Intelligence Section of the War Department, on fellow black activists.

She used her language skills as an interpreter for Latin American diplomatic gatherings in Washington. In 1928 she attended the American Council Institute of Pacific Relations meeting in New York City. In 1932, she protested the wording of a railroad line's advertisements. Queen corresponded with W. E. B. DuBois and Anson Phelps Stokes, she wrote for The Crisis, the New York Age. She wrote plays, including The Last Days of Pompeii and The Two Orphans. Queen was a member of the Baha'i faith, she married Levi Thurman Anderson. She married a second time, to Roosevelt L. Jackson, by 1929, she died in October 1940. Letter from Hallie E. Queen to Mr. Ransom, June 17, 1918. J. Walker Collection, Indiana Historical Society. "To Richard B. Harrison", a poem by Hallie E. Queen, published 1935. "To Dean Cook", a poem by Hallie Queen Jackson, published 1931

List of geological features on Europa

This is a list of named geological features on Europa, a moon of the planet Jupiter. Craters and lineae are listed on separate pages: list of craters on Europa and list of lineae on Europa; the information is provided as of 2015. On Europa, regions of chaotic terrain are named after places in Celtic mythology. A flexus is a curved ridge with a scalloped pattern. Europan flexūs are named; these impact structures are named after important locations in ancient history. Europan maculae are named after locations in Greek mythology in the legend of Cadmus and his search for his sister, Europa. Europan regiones are named after locations in Celtic mythology. USGS, IAU: Europa nomenclature

Côte-Sainte-Catherine station

Côte-Sainte-Catherine station is a Montreal Metro station in the borough of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce in Montreal, Canada. It serves the Orange Line, it is located in the Côte-des-Neiges neighbourhood. The station opened on January 4, 1982, served as the western terminus of the Orange Line, replacing Snowdon station station until Plamondon station in June of that year; the station is a normal side platform station, built in tunnel with a central mezzanine built in trench, one entrance. The station contains murals and reliefs by the architect. In June 2010 the station was reopened in August; this station is named for the chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, the main street of the former village of Outremont, called Côte Sainte-Catherine since the 17th century. The station, côte were all named for Saint Catherine of Alexandria. Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital Segal Centre for Performing Arts Centre communautaire juif Grand rabbinat du Québec Talmud Torahs unis de Montréal Communauté sépharade de Montréal Media related to Côte-Sainte-Catherine at Wikimedia Commons Côte-Sainte-Catherine Station - official web page Côte-Sainte-Catherine metro geo location Montreal by Metro, metrodemontreal.com