Victim (1961) Soundtrack
Release date: 11 October 1961
Director: Basil Dearden
Stars: Alan Howard (Frank), Noel Howlett (Patterson), Nigel Stock (Phip), John Boxer (Policeman in Cell), Mavis Villiers (Madge), David Evans (Mickey), Dennis Price (Calloway), Jim O'Brady (Transport Cafe Patron), Dirk Bogarde (Melville Farr), Peter Copley (Paul Mandrake), Charles Lloyd Pack (Henry), Anthony Nicholls (Lord Fullbrook), Hilton Edwards (P.H.), Frank Thornton (George - Henry's Assistant), Frank Pettitt (Barman), Sylvia Syms (Laura), John Barrie (Det.Inspector Harris), Derren Nesbitt (Sandy Youth), John Cairney (Bridie), Norman Bird (Harold Doe), Donald Churchill (Eddy), Margaret Diamond (Miss Benham), John Bennett (Undercover Detective), Peter McEnery (Barrett), Alan MacNaughton (Scott Hankin), Dawn Beret (Sylvie) see more...
Music By: Philip Green
A plea for reform of England's anti-sodomy statutes, this film pits Melville Farr, a married lawyer, against a blackmailer who has photos of Farr and a young gay man (who is being blackmailed and later commits suicide) in Farr's car. After the suicide, Farr tracks down other gay men being extorted for money by the same blackmailer. The well-educated police Detective Inspector Harris considers the sodomy law nothing more than an aid to blackmailers, and helps Farr in calling his blackmailer's bluff. The movie, far ahead of its time, ends with Farr and his wife coming to terms with his homosexuality after the public exposure he faces in the blackmailer's trial.