Artikelnummer 5246

VICTIM (1961) * with switchable Spanish subtitles *

Basil Dearden Writers: Janet Green, John McCormick Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms, Dennis Price

A successful barrister, Melville Farr, has a thriving London practice. He is on course to become a Queen's Counsel and people are already talking of his being appointed a judge. He is apparently happily married to his wife, Laura. Farr is approached by "Boy" Barrett, a younger working class man with whom Farr has shared a romantic, but non-sexual, relationship. Farr rebuffs the approach, thinking Barrett wants to blackmail him about their relationship. In fact, Barrett has been trying to reach Farr to appeal for help, because he has fallen prey to blackmailers who have a picture of Farr and Barrett in a vehicle together, in which Barrett is crying with Farr's arm around him. Barrett has stolen £2,300 from his employers to pay the blackmail, is being pursued by the police, and needs Farr's financial assistance to flee the country. After Farr intentionally avoids him, Barrett is picked up by the police, who discover why he is being blackmailed. Knowing it will be only a matter of time before he is forced to reveal the details of the blackmail scheme and Farr's role, Barrett hangs himself in a police cell. Learning the truth about Barrett, Farr takes on the blackmail ring and recruits a friend of Barrett's to identify others the blackmailers may be targeting. 

DVD-R is in English with switchable Spanish subtitles.  Approx. 100 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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