Criminal Acts: Victim
Screen Shot 2017-05-06 at 14.53.38
Director
Basil Dearden
Length
100 min
First aired
1961
Certificate
PG
Start Date
15 Aug 2017
Start Time
18:00

To mark the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales, Picturehouse@FACT are exploring our collective past through a season of exceptional British movies.

Victim
Director: Basil Dearden. Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms. UK 1961. 100 mins.

Early ’60s London, and gay men across the city are being blackmailed, threatening exposure at a time when consensual homosexual acts could still result in imprisonment. Basil Dearden’s classic thriller stars Dirk Bogarde in his most daring role, as a gay lawyer fighting back against the blackmailers who dare to target him.