A brave film for its era.
- Victim review by TB
A very daring film considering that at the time homosexuality was illegal.
It was good to see that it presented homosexuality in an honest way and showed that it existed in a cross-section of society from barristers to shop owners. So a brave role indeed to take on for Bogarde, who was excellent in portraying a homosexual who must of had to hide their emotional feelings during that time due to being scared of being found out, persecuted for who they were or in this case blackmailed.
I liked the way it focused on the love that Farr had for Barrett, and despite now being married and having a high level career he was willing to put it all on the line due to the obvious guilt he felt towards spurning Barretts cry for help against the blackmailers who were holding not just Barrett but many other homosexuals to ransom.
A groundbreaking film that not only was a good thriller but highlighted the horrible persecution of homosexuals in a film that must have pushed and questioned the social consensus at the time towards homosexuality.
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