Possibly the most sought after Hammer
roduction, this is the studio s only social film. The reaction to it was so heated that the company never tried to make another like it. An extremely grim and downbeat story of child molestation. Yet many consider this to be Hammer s best effort. In a small, isolated Canadian town an elderly, respected man is accused of making improper sexual advances toward two young girls. A scandal erupts. One of the girl s fathers, a school teacher, tries to bring the accused man to justice. A terrific court rom scene follows. Eventually, a horrifying tragedy descends upon the village at the film s climax. Made and released in 1961, the movie was ahead of its time, subject matter, and the intensity of the film. The movie packs as powerful a punch as it did when originally released, especially in the movie s final scenes. Its tagline was "...and then he made us play that silly game..." Starring Gwen Watford, Patrick Allen, and Felix Aylmer. B W, about 80 minutes, recorded in SP mode. Plastic case and artwork as well as the tape are mint. From a private collection, not an ex-rental. Viewed once, then carefully stored.