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The Strange Affair (1968)

When rookie P.C. Strange falls for an under aged girl, he is unknowingly compromised by a pair of pornographers. Meanwhile, seasoned Det. Pierce is out to catch mob boss Quince and soon both plots intertwine.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Supt. Kingley
Sgt. Clancy
Artro Morris ...
Insp. Evans
Richard Pearson ...
Jeremy Wilkin ...
P.C. Wills
Michael Gover ...
Det. Chief Supt.
Patrick Connor ...
Sgt. Mac
George Ghent ...
Sgt. Perry
Aunt Mary
Uncle Bertrand
Richard Vanstone ...
Arthur Quince


When rookie P.C. Strange falls for an under aged girl, he is unknowingly compromised by a pair of pornographers. Meanwhile, seasoned Det. Pierce is out to catch mob boss Quince and soon both plots intertwine.

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In this tangle you might have done the same as P.C. Strange.


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Release Date:

28 March 1969 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Al otro lado de la ley  »

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The terrifying character of Detective-Sergeant Pierce is clearly based on a real person, Detective-Sergeant Harold Challenor, a decorated war hero who joined the police in 1951 and was soon very well-known in London for his fierce devotion to law enforcement and his phenomenal arrest-rate. He was often accused of planting evidence or of beating up suspects, but as his accusers were usually known to be figures on the fringes of the underworld (or worse), these charges were ignored or dismissed until 1963, when he arrested a man on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon (a half-brick) during a demonstration. The man was a prominent member of the National Council for Civil Liberties and he protested his arrest in the strongest terms; an investigation eventually revealed that Challenor had indeed planted the evidence, and there was a considerable scandal. A report into the case was generally dismissed as a whitewash, with Challenor found to be suffering from mental illness. He was dismissed from the police force and died in his late eighties in 2008. See more »


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Susan George Red Hot
22 October 2008 | by See all my reviews

Great 1968 film which I have very much wanted to view over the years and it is very hard to obtain and when I was in England, I was able to view this film and enjoyed it greatly. Michael York, (Peter Strange) played the role as a London policeman who is being arrested in the opening scenes of this movie and then it flashes back to when he first joined the force. Detective Pierce, (Jeremy Kemp) is a detective who likes Peter Strange because he is a cop who goes strictly by the books. It is not too long when Peter meets up with a hot to trot Fred March, (Susan George) who is under the age of 16 years until one more month and she is out to seduce the apple of her eye, Peter. Peter meets her family who live in a big mansion and they immediately take a liking to him and this paves the way for Peter & Fred to make very warm and passionate love with plenty of nudity by Susan George. Susan was just starting out in films and this is one of her early films which I am glad I was able to view in Europe. If you like Susan George, don't miss this one; the other film I want to see her in is: "Neat With Black Stockings", 1968. Enjoy.

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