About the film
A Question of Adultery
Release Date: July 15, 1958
|Slogan||:||«Artificial Insemination - the burning problem of today»|
|Production Companies||:||Connaught Place|
|Producers||:||Victor Lyndon, Raymond Stross, Clifton Brandon|
|Writers||:||Denis Freeman, Ann Edwards|
Mark Loring is madly jealous of his wife, Mary, former American cabaret singer. Due to an automobile accident, she loses her unborn child, and Mark becomes sterile. His father, Brit-stuffy Sir John Loring, has never approved of the marriage and, again, tries to break it up. Believing that a child will hold the marriage together, Mary suggests artificial insemination to Mark, who finally agrees to accompany her to a clinic in Switzerland. However, when she is again pregnant, Mark finds it impossible to reconcile himself to the situation and leaves her. Prompted by his father, Mark sues for divorce, accusing her of adultery. She contests the divorce and a trial concerns itself with whether or not artificial insemination is a question of adultery. The Catholic Church's National League of Decency placed this film on its Condemned" list.