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Victim (1961) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Basil Dearden and produced by Basil Dearden and Michael Relph.

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The Blue Gardenia (1953): Anne Baxter a Victim of Noir

By 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 16, 2019 From 4 Star Films

The Blue Gardenia chooses to establish its characters and allow ample time for the audience to get acquainted with all the players. It’s genuinely a pleasure as we have a number of affable people to grow accustomed to over the course of the story. There’s local journalist Casey Mayo (Ric... Read full article


The Seventh Victim (1943): Lewton’s Economy Rules

By 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 25, 2019 From 4 Star Films

What a picture for Kim Hunter to have come into her own (and Mark Robson for that matter). The 7th Victim is a chilling gem and the motor to move the story forward is an audacious girl, Mary Gibson (Hunter), who makes a decision to leave her boarding school of stain glass and angelic?choirs, to sear... Read full article


Victim (1961)

By Beatrice on Jun 4, 2017 From Flickers in Time

Victim Directed by Basil Dearden Written by Janet Green and John McCormick 1961/UK Allied Film Makers First viewing/Netflix Dirk Bogarde is fantastic in this exploration of the consequences?of intolerance. As the story begins, we are introduced to Barrett, a young man on the run. ?He keeps call... Read full article


"The Seventh Victim" screens this Saturday, October 24, 2015 at the Daystar Center

By Stephen Reginald on Oct 21, 2015 From Classic Movie Man

"The Seventh Victim" screens this Saturday, October 24, 2015 at the Daystar Center Where: The Daystar Center, 1550 S. State St. When: 6:30 p.m. The Seventh Victim (1943)—The RKO movie factory was working at full tilt, with producer Val Lewton releasing four films in 1943! The plot of Th... Read full article


The Seventh Victim (1943)

By Beatrice on Sep 29, 2014 From Flickers in Time

The Seventh Victim Directed by Mark Robson Written by Charles O’Neill and DeWitt Bodeen 1943/USA RKO Radio Pictures First viewing/Netflix rental #171 of !001 Movies You Must See Before You Die This beautifully shot film is really more about death than it is about Satan worshippers. Mary Gi... Read full article


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Due to the film's subject matter the BBFC studied the script before official submission and several lines of anti-homosexual dialogue were removed. Eventually John Trevelyan agreed to pass the film after cuts to 4 lines of dialogue including Melville Farr's confession to his wife of his homosexual urges ("Because I wanted him. I WANTED him!"). Surprisingly 3 of these were rescinded upon appeal, including Farr's legendary admission, and the only cut made to the film was the removal of a line of dialogue referring to an adolescent boy 'making the wrong choice'.
Many performers refused roles in this film because of the subject matter.
Jack Hawkins, James Mason and Stewart Granger turned down the role of Melville Farr. Then it was decided to make the character younger and Dirk Bogarde accepted the part.
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