Basil Dearden

Victim

Victim

An extraordinary performance by Dirk Bogarde grounds this intense, sobering indictment of early-sixties social intolerance and sexual puritanism. Bogarde plays Melville Farr, a married barrister who is one of a large group of closeted London men who become targets of a blackmailer. Basil Dearden’s unmistakably political taboo buster was one of the first films to address homophobia head-on, a cry of protest against British laws forbidding homosexuality.

Film Info

  • Basil Dearden
  • United Kingdom
  • 1961
  • 100 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.66:1
  • English

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Collector's Set

Eclipse Series 25: Basil Dearden’s London Underground

Basil Dearden’s London Underground

DVD Box Set

4 Discs

$47.96

Victim
Cast
Dirk Bogarde
Melville Farr
Sylvia Syms
Laura
Dennis Price
Calloway
Nigel Stock
Phip
Peter McEnery
Barrett
Donald Churchill
Eddy
Anthony Nicholls
Lord Fullbrook
Hilton Edwards
P. H.
Norman Bird
Harold Doe
Derren Nesbitt
Sandy Youth
Credits
Director
Basil Dearden
Producer
Michael Relph
Screenplay
Janet Green
Screenplay
John McCormick
Cinematography
Otto Heller
Art direction
Alex Vetchinsky
Editing
John D. Guthridge
Music
Philip Green

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