Victim

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Victim

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Victim

Release Date: August 01, 1961

Year    :   1961
Slogan    :   «A Daring Picture About the World's Most Un-talked About Subject.»
Genres    :   Drama
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Director    :   Basil Dearden
Producers    :   Michael Relph, Denis Holt
Writers    :   Janet Green, John McCormick
RunTime    :   90 mins.

In early 1960s London, barrister Melville Farr is on the path to success. With his practice winning cases and a loving marriage to his wife, Farr's career and personal life are nearly idyllic. However, when blackmailers link Farr to a young gay man, 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.




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