A special reissue of the first British film to deal explicitly with homosexuality, six years before the Sexual Offences Act in 1967.
Hiding in plain sight, the gay community of 1960s London live in fear of persecution and under the shadow of blackmail.
Dirk Bogarde stars as a successful barrister (and closeted married man) who is drawn into a murder enquiry involving a former acquaintance, but as he finds himself increasingly implicated, he becomes determined to catch those responsible and refuses to meekly accept his role as victim.
Running Time: 1hr 30 mins
BBFC Advice: 12A
Director(s): Basil Dearden
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Year of release: 1961
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The screening on Friday 21 July will be followed by a discussion with Clarissa Smith, Professor of Sexual Cultures at Sunderland University and Dr Gareth Longstaff, Lecturer in Media and Cultural Theory at Newcastle University.