Available on Blu-ray Disc (Region B)
UK 1967 English (Colour); Drama/Mystery (London Independent); 105 minutes (PG certificate)
Crew includes: Joseph Losey (Director); Harold Pinter (Screenwriter, adapting Novel by Nicholas Mosley **½ [5/10]); Joseph Losey, Norman Priggen (Producers); Gerry Fisher (Cinematographer); Carmen Dillon (Art Director); Reginald Beck (Editor); John Dankworth (Composer)
Cast includes: Dirk Bogarde (Stephen), Stanley Baker (Charley), Jacqueline Sassard (Anna), Michael York (William), Vivien Merchant (Rosalind), Delphine Seyrig (Francesca), Alexander Knox (Provost); Harold Pinter (Bell)
BAFTA nominations (4): British Film, British Actor (Bogarde), British Screenplay, British Art Direction - Colour; Golden Globe nomination: Foreign Film - English Language
"The story of a love triangle... and the four people trapped in it!"
An emotionally suppressed, Oxford University don (Bogarde) vies with a more successful (in life) academic colleague (Baker) for the affections of an exotic, icy student (Sassard), who survives a car accident that kills his favourite male tutee (York).
Second (and finest) of three collaborations between American director Losey and English playwright Pinter (briefly seen as a TV producer) takes a dim view of human nature and what cruel, selfish acts we are capable of, regardless of surface beauty and propriety.
Following his '50s emergence as a matinée idol, one of Bogarde's intellectual, grown-up dramas, during which he and Baker (total opposites) did not get along, thus aiding their on-screen rancour.
Blu-ray Extras: Documentary, Interviews, Trailer. *** (6/10)
Action / Crime / Drama
Action / Crime / Drama
The Oxford professor of philosophy Stephen has two favorite pupils, the athletic aristocrat William and the Austrian Anna von Graz. Stephen is a frustrated man, with a negligent wife, Rosalind, who is pregnant of their third child, and is envious of the Oxford professor Charley that has a television show. Stephen feels attracted to Anna, but William woos her and she becomes his girlfriend. Charley has a love affair with Anna but when things go wrong, Anna must leave town.
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