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Queer Film Club Feature Selection, September 2021

This late noir-era crime film was the first English-language feature to contain the word 'homosexual.' It follows a London barrister who, when faced with accusations of sodomy, then-illegal, fights the British legal system and his blackmailers.

Basil Dearden, 1961, U.K.
100 minutes

CW: Homophobia, discussion of suicide
Language: English

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