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The Mark (1961)

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A man who served prison time for intent to molest a child tries to build a new life with the help of a sympathetic psychiatrist.

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Jim Fuller
Brenda de Banzie ...
Gertrude Cartwright
Maurice Denham ...
Arnold Cartwright
Bandana Das Gupta ...
Inez
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Andrew Clive
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Ruth Leighton
Paul Rogers ...
Roy Milne
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Dr. Edmund McNally
Eddie Byrne ...
Akers
Harry Baird ...
Cole
Al Mulock ...
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Anne Monaghan ...
Mrs. Fontaine
Bill Foley ...
Mr. Fontaine
Marie Devereux ...
Ellen
Josephine Frayne ...
Patricia Elmsworth
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This is the story of a 33 year old man, Jim Fuller, released from prison after serving a three year term for intent to commit child molestation. Fuller is assisted by the prison psychiatrist in obtaining a position. He does well in this position and falls in love with the secretary of the owner of the company. A child is molested and beaten in the town where he now lives and the police pick him up for questioning. He has an alibi and is released, but a reporter who covered his former trial recognizes him. The reporter begins to follow him and reports that Fuller spent time alone with the daughter of his girl friend. Written by Dennis Beaman <dbeaman@cwnet.com>

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A film which doesn't 'protect' you from the truth!

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8 June 1961 (West Germany)  »

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When Stuart Whitman was nominated for the Best Actor Oscar, his competition included 'Maria Schell''s brother 'Maximillian Schell' for his role in "Judgement at Nuremberg." Schell won. See more »

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Fine characterization
1 June 2002 | by (Cleveland, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Stuart Whitman gives an excellent portrayal in "The Mark," today a generally forgotten film of the early 60s. He brings to his character a depth and sensitivity that makes us care about his outcome.

The film subject itself is quite mature and challenging, yet Whitman and a fine multinational cast create a revealing portrait of a provocative psychiatric study.

Whitman was not awarded before or after this film with as meaty a role, and as a result we were deprived of similar quality work by this most gifted actor.


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