Directed by Pierre Rouve, Produced by Dimitri Grunwald
Once an eminent barrister, John Sawyer (James Mason) has become a cynical, reclusive drunk, long deserted by his wife, baffled by the burgeoning youth culture and held in contempt by his daughter, Angela (Geraldine Chaplin). But when her boyfriend is wrongfully accused of murder, Sawyer must confront his demons and a changing world in order to defend him.
Little seen since its original release, stylishly shot in Winchester and Southampton by Academy Award®-winner Kenneth Higgins (Georgy Girl) and co-starring Ian Ogilvy (Witchfinder General), this striking psychological thriller based on Maigret creator Georges Simenon’s celebrated novel is ripe for rediscovery.
- Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
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- Good Strong Coffee (c1968, 2 mins): swingers swig coffee in this psychedelic ad for the black stuff
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- Charlie Chaplin Sails From Southampton (1921, 1 min)
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- Original theatrical trailer
- James Mason in Conversation (1981, 86 mins, audio only): the actor discusses his career in an interview at the National Film Theatre, London
- Newly recorded commentary by Flipside founders Vic Pratt and William Fowler
- Illustrated booklet with new writing by Jonathan Rigby, Omer Ali and Antion Vikram Singh Meredith (formerly Vic Briggs of The Animals)
UK | 1967 | colour | 104 minutes |English language with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles | original aspect ratio 1.66:1 | Cert 15 (strong sex references) | BD50: 1080p, 24fps, PCM 2.0 mono audio (48kHz/24-bit), region B | DVD9: PAL, 25fps, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono audio (48kHz/16-bit), region 2