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A beautiful female college student is found dead in a public park; the police soon discover that her murder may have been racially motivated. Basil Dearden’s bold, direct police procedural, starring Nigel Patrick as the detective in charge of the... read more
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A beautiful female college student is found dead in a public park; the police soon discover that her murder may have been racially motivated. Basil Dearden’s bold, direct police procedural, starring Nigel Patrick as the detective in charge of the investigation, is a devastating look at the way bigotry crosses class divides, and a snapshot of the increasingly interracial culture of England in the late fifties.

Original Release

08/17/1959

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Cast

Directors

Basil Dearden

Writers

Janet Green, Lukas Heller

Cast

Nigel Patrick Hazard
Michael Craig Learoyd
Yvonne Mitchell Mildred
Paul Massie David
Bernard Miles Mr. Harris
Olga Lindo Mrs. Harris
Earl Cameron Dr. Robbins
Gordon Heath Paul Slade
Barbara Steele Student
Peter Vaughan Detective Whitehead
Yvonne Buckingham Sapphire
Jocelyn Britton Patsy
Robert Adams Horace Big Cigar
Desmond Llewelyn Police Constable
Fenella Fielding Lingerie Shop Manageress
Susan Stranks Student
Harry Baird Johnnie Fiddle
Rupert Davies Ferris
Orlando Martins Barman
Freda Bamford Sgt. Cook

Producers

Earl St. John Executive Producer
Michael Relph Producer
Earl St. John Producer

Editors

John D. Guthridge

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