Thursday, March 7, 2013

Victim



1961 British Feature

Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms, Dennis Price, John Barrie, Peter McEnery and Hilton Edwards
Director: Basil Dearden
Writers: Janet Green and John McCormick

Synopsis:
A prominent married lawyer falls victim to a blackmailer who threatens gay men with exposure.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 100% / Audience: 83%
  • OMG rating: 9/10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD/Blu-ray: Available



Trailer:


Awards:
  • BAFTA Award nominations for Best British Actor (Bogarde) and British Screenplay.

Notes/Trivia:
  • Casting Call: Stewart Granger, Jack Hawkins and James Mason.
  • The first English language film to use the word "homosexual".
  • Dirk Bogarde's character, Melville Farr, is generally regarded as cinema's first "gay hero".
  • On its original release in the United Kingdom, Victim proved highly controversial and was initially banned in the United States. 
  • Victim became a highly sociologically significant film; many believe it played an influential role in liberalising attitudes, as well as the laws in Britain, regarding homosexuality.

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