|Life for Ruth|
|Directed by||Basil Dearden|
|Written by|| Janet Green |
|Produced by||Michael Relph|
|Starring|| Michael Craig |
|Edited by||John D. Guthridge|
|Music by||William Alwyn|
|Distributed by||Rank Film Distributors|
|30 August 1962 (World Premiere, London)|
|Box office||£53,788 (by 1971) |
Life for Ruth is a 1962 British drama film produced by Michael Relph directed by Basil Dearden and starring Michael Craig, Patrick McGoohan and Janet Munro. 
It was released in the US as Walk in the Shadow.
John Harris finds himself ostracized and placed on trial for allowing his daughter Ruth to die. His religious beliefs forbade him to give consent for a blood transfusion that would have saved her life. Doctor Brown is determined to seek justice for what he sees as the needless death of a young girl.
The film was based on an original script by the husband and wife team of Janet Green and John McCormick, who had written Sapphire and Victim for Dearden and Relph. They wrote it in 1961 under the title God the Father then A Matter of Conscience. 
Michael Craig had worked with Dearden and Relph on Sapphire. He says he was "surprised to be offered the film - playing a North country working class chap seemed against type - but I was delighted to do it." 
Filming took place in Sunderland and Seaham Harbour Co Durham,
The film had its World Premiere on 30 August 1962 at the Leicester Square Theatre in London's West End. 
The film was a failure at the box office, contributing to the collapse of Allied Film Makers. 
The New York Times wrote of the film, "in avoiding blatant bias, mawkish sentimentality and theatrical flamboyance, it makes a statement that is dramatic, powerful and provocative." 
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