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VICTIM (1961)

VICTIM <span>(1961)</span> artwork

VICTIM (1961)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 96

Release dates 21/07/2017, 26/01/2004

BBFCInsight mild bad language, sex references

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Basil Dearden

Cast includes Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms, Dennis Price, John Barrie, Peter McEnery, Nigel Stock

Summary VICTIM is a British drama, from 1961, in which a lawyer takes on blackmailers who have been targeting gay men.

Cut versions One or more versions of this work have been cut. Cuts are detailed for each respective version found under "Related works".

BBFCinsight publication date 11/07/2017

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

VICTIM is a British drama, from 1961, in which a lawyer takes on blackmailers who have been targeting gay men.

Language

Mild bad language includes uses of 'bitch', 'bloody', 'bastard', 'God', 'damn' and 'hell'.

Sex

There are mild and undetailed references to sexual activity, such as whether a man is attracted to other men as a "boy would be to a girl" and a man admitting "I wanted him".

Discriminatory comments are made about gay people, including sight of the word 'queer' scrawled on a garage. However, the film is very strongly against such discrimination. There is a verbal reference to a man having hanged himself in prison. As a result of threats from blackmailers a man collapses and is taken away in an ambulance.

Details

Title
VICTIM
Year
1961
Formats
DVD, Cinema
Distributor(s)
Park Circus Limited,The Video Collection,Rank Film Dists Ltd,Carlton Visual Entertainment
Classified date(s)
07/04/2017
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF017346

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