Dirk Bogarde, Sarah Miles, Wendy Craig
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Joseph Losey’s psychological thriller, based on a short story by Robin Maugham and a script by Harold Pinter, was the first of four collaborations between director and screenwriter. While the gay undertones are far more subtle than in Victim which Bogarde made two years earlier the ability of cinema to challenge societal attitudes in the mid 1960’s is here once again and played brilliantly by Dirk Bogarde, a closeted gay man himself. Losey turns the British obsession with class and status into a study of the sinister and corrupt.
15 - Contains moderate language, sex references and nudity.