A young woman who has just become engaged has her life completely shattered when she is raped while on her way home from work.

Director:

Writers:

(written for the screen by), (written for the screen by) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Tennis prodigy Florence Farley is torn between romance and her mother's ambitions.

Director: Ida Lupino
Stars: Claire Trevor, Sally Forrest, Carleton G. Young
The Bigamist (1953)
Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Harry and Eve Graham are trying to adopt a baby. The head of the agency senses Harry is keeping a secret and does some investigating. He soon discovers Harry has done an unusual amount of ... See full summary »

Director: Ida Lupino
Stars: Joan Fontaine, Ida Lupino, Edmund Gwenn
Never Fear (1949)
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A dancer who has just gotten engaged to her partner and choreographer and is about to embark on a major career is devastated to learn that she has contracted polio.

Director: Ida Lupino
Stars: Sally Forrest, Keefe Brasselle, Hugh O'Brian
Crime | Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Two fishermen pick up a psychotic escaped convict who tells them that he intends to murder them when the ride is over.

Director: Ida Lupino
Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Frank Lovejoy, William Talman
Not Wanted (1949)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

After a beautiful but unsophisticated girl is seduced by a worldly piano player and gives up her out-of-wedlock baby, her guilt compels her to kidnap another child.

Directors: Elmer Clifton, Ida Lupino
Stars: Sally Forrest, Keefe Brasselle, Leo Penn
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Rough city cop Jim Wilson is disciplined by his captain and is sent upstate, to a snowy mountain town, to help the local sheriff solve a murder case.

Directors: Nicholas Ray, Ida Lupino
Stars: Ida Lupino, Robert Ryan, Ward Bond
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A psychopath takes a job as a handyman at the house of a lonely widow.

Director: Harry Horner
Stars: Ida Lupino, Robert Ryan, Taylor Holmes
Road House (1948)
Certificate: Passed Action | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A night club owner becomes infatuated with a torch singer and frames his best friend/manager for embezzlement when the chanteuse falls in love with him.

Director: Jean Negulesco
Stars: Ida Lupino, Celeste Holm, Richard Widmark
The Big Knife (1955)
Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Hollywood actor Charles Castle is pressured by his studio boss into a criminal cover-up to protect his valuable career.

Director: Robert Aldrich
Stars: Jack Palance, Ida Lupino, Wendell Corey
Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Susan is in the hospital with a bullet near her heart. Marian has told the police that she shot Susan in a rage as Susan was giving up singing. Marian and Luke found Susan when she was a ... See full summary »

Director: Nicholas Ray
Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Melvyn Douglas, Gloria Grahame
I Walk Alone (1948)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Frankie Madison leaves prison expecting a share from his ex-partner. But Prohibition bootlegging didn't prepare Frankie for Big Business.

Director: Byron Haskin
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas
Moontide (1942)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

After a drunken binge on the San Pablo waterfront, longshoreman Bobo fears he may have killed a man. In his uncertainty, he takes a job on an isolated bait barge. That night, he rescues ... See full summary »

Directors: Archie Mayo, Fritz Lang
Stars: Jean Gabin, Ida Lupino, Thomas Mitchell
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Tod Andrews ...
Rev. Bruce Ferguson
...
Raymond Bond ...
Eric Walton
Lillian Hamilton ...
Mrs. Walton (as Lilian Hamilton)
Rita Lupino ...
Stella Carter
Hal March ...
Detective Sergeant Hendrix
Kenneth Patterson ...
Tom Harrison
...
Frank Marini
Angela Clarke ...
Madge Harrison
Roy Engel ...
Sheriff Charlie Hanlon
...
Mrs. Miller
Hamilton Camp ...
Shoeshine Boy (as Robin Camp)
...
Lee Wilkins
...
Judge McKenzie
Edit

Storyline

A young girl is raped while coming home from work. The trauma of the attack turns her away from her parents and her fiancé, and, unable to face society, she runs away and, using an assumed name, takes a job on an orange ranch. A young clergyman takes an interest in her, although she won't confide in him. When a ranch hand tries to kiss her, she relives her terrifying experience and nearly kills him. She is arrested but when her identity is established and the facts of her case are brought forth, the clergyman convinces the court that it is society that should shoulder the blame. He helps rebuild her faith and send her back to her parents and fiancé. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 December 1950 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Ultraje  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

American Film Institute Catalog of Feature Films 1941-1950 claims Tod Andrews made his screen debut in this film; actually, he has at least a dozen and a half previous credits while under contract to Warner Bros. as Michael Ames. See more »

Crazy Credits

Introducing Mala Powers and Tod Andrews See more »


Soundtracks

Oh Dear! What Can the Matter Be?
(uncredited)
Traditional
[Heard as background music on a calliope during first scene]
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Progress has Been Made Since this FILM !
24 January 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ida Lupino was a great actress and director and was a strong fighter for WOMEN'S RIGHTS which is shown in this B&W 1950's film. Lupino did her very best to show the great mental HARMS that women must go through all their life when such CRIMES are committed. Mala Powers,(Ann Walton),"Cyrano de Bergerac",'50 was a young woman about to be married and very happy and was deeply in love with her future husband. All of a sudden she is violated and she becomes ashamed to go back to her family, future husband or even work place and runs away with all these mental problems in her mind and soul! She becomes a tortured human being and runs into Tod Andrews,(Rev. Bruce Ferguson),"From Hell it Came",'57, who has problems of his own, however, he is able to help Mala find love and confidence and only scratches the surface for her ever becoming a Normal person and a loving woman. Hal March,(Detective Sgt. Hendrix),"The $64,000Question,'55 TV Series Emcee comes to Mala's aid after she almost kills a young man just trying to show her attention. This film is over 54 years old, but it still tells a story that never seems to END! This was a great effort on the part of Ida Lupino to open up the eyes of AMERICA and LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES!


10 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Rest in peace, Mala Powers! NoirDamedotcom
What I Think is Important about "Outrage" Schmoozette
Discuss Outrage (1950) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?