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THE ORCHARD END MURDER (1980)

THE ORCHARD END MURDER <span>(1980)</span> artwork

THE ORCHARD END MURDER (1980)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 49

Release dates 24/07/2017

BBFCInsight sexual assault

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Christian Marnham

Cast includes Raymond Adamson, Cyril Cross, Jessie Evans, Mark Hardy, Alexander John, Geoffrey Frederick, Peter Hutchins

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 14/07/2017

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE ORCHARD END MURDER is a short British film, from 1981, in which a woman is murdered by a man who then asks for a friend's help in hiding the body.

Violence

There is a scene of sexual assault as a woman is attacked and pinned to the ground by a man. He rips off her stocking and strangles her with it. Once she is dead the man tears off her dress to expose her bare breasts but is disturbed before he can touch her any more. The woman's naked body is later discovered in a shallow grave and the attacker cradles her before he is pulled away by the police.

Other issues include a man boasting about having sex 'for the taking' when he was younger.

Precuts information

During post-production, the distributor sought and was given advice on how to secure the desired classification. Following this advice, certain changes were made prior to submission

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

This film was originally seen in an unfinished form. The BBFC advised the company that one shot would need to be removed in order to obtain an X classification. When the finished version of the film was submitted for formal classification the shot in question had been removed and the film was passed X without further cuts.

Details

Title
THE ORCHARD END MURDER
Year
1980
Formats
Cinema, DVD
Distributor(s)
Marnham & Harvey Prods Ltd,BFI Video
Classified date(s)
16/05/2017
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF014789

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