Victim (1961)

Victim (1961)

Director Basil Dearden

Writer Janet Green (by), John McCormick (by), Janet Green (screenplay), John McCormick (screenplay)

Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller

Year 1961

Actors Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms, Dennis Price, Anthony Nicholls

IMDB : 7.8 (3,559 votes)


Description 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.


  • Olliander Woods 2016-03-23 06:45:59
    Very powerful music - what was it?
  • Bob .Grant 2014-11-01 19:43:02
    Dirk class act all the way.
  • Doug Patton 2013-09-24 10:33:48
    Gay preskool Form1a2b3d can't stop larfing with sumthing BIG in his bum. Bwah...HaHaHaHaHaHa......
  • Doug Patton 2013-09-24 10:31:06
    AntiSocialKid 'Victim' of his own vanity ! *Nod, nod*
  • MsFanmail 2013-08-17 21:45:33
    i just love dirk movies i like accident !
  • Havockeer 2012-07-12 20:40:49
    yes very clever.
  • TheSocalkid92 2012-06-16 20:52:19
    They are "victims" of awkward and bad acting...see what I did there? Pun intended...hint hint* ;) wink wink*...pun.
  • theuofc 2011-07-27 08:46:51
    Many thanks for sharing the trailer of this brilliant film with the superb Dirk Bogarde.

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