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Victim poster


This film contains the line:

"nature played this trick on me"

which may well be an influence on Pretty Girls Make Graves' lyrics.

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Victim is a 1961 British neo-noir suspense film directed by Basil Dearden and starring Dirk Bogarde and Sylvia Syms. It premiered in the UK on 31 August 1961 and in the US the following February. It was the first British film to explicitly name homosexuality and deal with it sympathetically. On its release in the United Kingdom, it proved highly controversial to the British Board of Film Censors, and in the U.S. it was refused a seal of approval from the American Motion Picture Production Code. Despite this the film received acclaim and is now regarded as a British classic, as well as having been credited for liberalising attitudes towards homosexuality in Great Britain.