Term of Trial Poster

Release Date: 1962

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary
A schoolteacher plagued by alcoholism and his refusal to serve in World War II, Graham Weir (Laurence Olivier) inspires contempt in almost everyone around him, including his bitter wife, Anna (Simone Signoret). When the lovely young Shirley Taylor (Sarah Miles), one of Weir's students, falls for her unfortunate instructor, he is tempted and flattered but turns down her advances. Taylor's subsequent actions make Weir's life even more complicated.

Cast: Laurence Olivier, Simone Signoret, Sarah Miles, Roland Culver, Frank Pettingell, Thora Hird, Dudley Foster, Norman Bird

Director: Peter Glenville

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Romulus Films Ltd.

Keywords: School, 1960s, Revenge, Temptation, Wife, England

Awards

Nominated Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1962)
Nominated British Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1962)