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Victim (1961)

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Dirk Bogarde Dirk Bogarde
Melville Farr
Sylvia Syms Sylvia Syms
Laura Farr
Dennis Price Dennis Price
Anthony Nicholls Anthony Nicholls
Lord Fullbrook
Peter Copley Peter Copley
Paul Mandrake
Norman Bird Norman Bird
Harold Doe
Peter McEnery Peter McEnery
Jack Barrett
Donald Churchill Donald Churchill
Eddy Stone


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12 years, 5 months ago at Aug 7 0:25
Great movie about the problems that homosexuals had to face in the England of early 1960s, when it was illegal and punishable to be so.

No victim to time

10 years, 10 months ago at Apr 4 4:42
Victim is absolutely beautifully crafted, which makes the impact all the more raw. Dirk Bogarde in the lead was the most perfect casting I could imagine, and he plays it on top form - consistently visceral and occasionally genuinely startling in ferocity. This performance, though, is hardly aswim in mediocrity, either - there's no clunking elements whatever. That's pretty remarkable, frankly.
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Bogarde took a large career risk with his portrayal of a blackmailed homosexual barrister who has to decide whether or not to reveal his secret. Deciding to admit to his situation, he puts his reputation and marriage in jeopardy. An interesting piece of social history, not least because it was made when homosexual acts were a crime.
Release date: 11 October 1961
UPC: 037429167021
Tags: Drama (5), Gay (4), Blackmail (4), British (3), Crime (3), Suicide (3), Law (3), 1961 (3), Glbt (3), Independent Film (3), Blackmailer (2), Stigma (2), Police (2), Courtroom (2), Controvesy (1), DSK (1), Gay Husband (1), British Noir (1)
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