Victim (1960) Film Review

Victim
DIRECTOR: Basil Dearden
BOTTOM LINE: They say that this film did more to sway public and political opinion on homosexuality in England than any parliamentary discussion. Six years later, in 1967, homosexuality was decriminalized in Great Britain. Although from today’s standpoint, “Victim” does not have the courage of its convictions, it still packs an emotional punch. Dirk Bogarde plays a successful, happily married (to a woman), lawyer who is being blackmailed because of a gay affair in his past. Irish actor Hilton Edwards has a small but memorable role.
POST TITLE: Fifty-Four Queer Films Made Under the Hays Code (1934-1967)
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