Victim Poster

Release Date: 1961

DVD Release Date: January 21st, 2003

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
In early 1960s London, barrister Melville Farr (Dirk Bogarde) is on the path to success. With his practice winning cases and a loving marriage to his wife (Sylvia Sims), Farr's career and personal life are nearly idyllic. However, when blackmailers link Farr to a young gay man (Peter McEnery), everything Farr has worked for is threatened. As it turns out, Farr is a closeted homosexual -- which is problematic, due to Britain's anti-sodomy laws. But instead of giving in, Farr decides to fight.

Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Sims, Dennis Price, Nigel Stock, Peter McEnery, Donald Churchill, Anthony Nicholls, Hilton Edwards

Director: Basil Dearden

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Allied Filmmakers

Keywords: Investigation, Pursuit, London, Friend, Quest, Wife, Tense, 1960s, Dark, Emotional, Forbidden love


Nominated British Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1961)
Nominated British Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1961)