About the film
london, england scotland yard police racism intrigue cult film murder investigation racial prejudice mixed race police procedural
Release Date: November 02, 1959
|Slogan||:||«The sensational story of a girl who didn't belong.»|
|Genres||:||Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller|
|Production Companies||:||Artna Films Ltd., The Rank Organisation|
Two Scotland Yard detectives (Nigel Patrick and Michael Craig) investigate the murder of a young woman of mixed race who had been passing for white. As they interview a spate of suspects -- including the girl's white boyfriend and his disapproving parents -- the investigators wade through a stubbornly entrenched sludge of racism and bigotry. Director Basil Dearden won a British Academy Award for his deft, sensitive hand at the helm.