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FULL SYNOPSIS

Nigel Patrick and Michael Craig portray two Scotland Yard detectives who are investigating the murder of a young black woman who had been passing for white. As timely a topic today as when made in an England rampant with racial prejudice in the 1950s, it stays just this side of an in-depth indictment of racism and bigotry as the detectives investigate the vast array of suspects--everyone from the girl's white boyfriend and his parents who feared that the association would destroy his career to the boys that the girl had spurned when she was accepted by white society. ~ Tana Hobart, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Basil Dearden Best British Film 1959 Winner

Cast

Nigel Patrick
as Hazard
Yvonne Mitchell
as Mildred
Michael Craig
as Inspector Learoyd
Paul Massie
as David Harris
Bernard Miles
as Ted Harris
Earl Cameron
as Dr. Robbins
Olga Lindo
as Mrs. Harris
Gordon Heath
as Paul Slade
Jocelyn Britton
as Patsy
Harry Baird
as Johnny Fiddle
Orlando Martins
as Barman
Freda Bamford
as Sgt. Cook
Yvonne Buckingham
as Sapphire
Peter Vaughan

Crew

Basil Dearden
Director
Michael Relph
Producer
Lukas Heller
Screenwriter
Harry Waxman
Cinematographer
Philip Green
Composer (Music Score)
Carmen Dillon
Art Director
Julie Harris
Costume Designer
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