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Possibly the most sought-after Hammer production, 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
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
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.