Victim Allied Film Makers present ; Michael Relph and Basil Dearden's production ; screenplay by Janet Green and John McCormick ; produced by Michael Relph ; directed by Basil Dearden.

Melville Farr, a closeted, married barrister who bravely takes on a blackmailer targeting a group of vulnerable gay London men from various walks of life.

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Corporate Authors: Allied Film Makers (Firm) Criterion Collection (Firm)
Other Authors: Dearden, Basil, 1911-1971. (Director) Relph, Michael, 1915-2004. (Producer) Green, Janet, 1914-1993. (Screenwriter) McCormick, John. (Screenwriter) Bogarde, Dirk, 1921-1999. (Actor) Syms, Sylvia, 1934- (Actor) Price, Dennis, 1915-1973. (Actor) Stock, Nigel. (Actor) McEnery, Peter. (Actor) Churchill, Donald. (Actor) Nicholls, Anthony, 1907-1977. (Actor) Edwards, Hilton, 1903-1982. (Actor) Bird, Norman, 1920-2005. (Actor) Green, Philip, 1911-1982.
Format: Video DVD
Language:English
Published:[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2010], ©2010.
Edition:DVD edition.
Series:Eclipse (Criterion Collection (Firm)). Basil Dearden's London underground.
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Summary:Melville Farr, a closeted, married barrister who bravely takes on a blackmailer targeting a group of vulnerable gay London men from various walks of life.
Dramatization of the problems of the criminalization of homosexual acts between consenting adults. Bogarde plays a successful barrister who places his career on the line by 'coming out' in order to expose a blackmail racket. It was the first British film to concentrate on male homosexuality and was made with the specific intention of supporting the new recommendations of the 1957 Wolfenden Committee for the partial decriminalization of male homosexual acts.
Item Description:Originally released as a motion picture in 1961.
Physical Description:1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Format:DVD, NSTC, region 1, widescreen; Dolby Digital mono.
Production Credits:Director of photography, Otto Heller ; editor, John D. Guthridge ; music, Philip Green.
ISBN:9781604653793
1604653795
9781604653762 (set of four : Basil Dearden's London Underground)
1604653760 (set of four : Basil Dearden's London Underground)
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