Murderous, sadistic London gang leader Vic Dakin, a mother-obsessed homosexual modeled on real-life gangster Ronnie Kray, is worried about potential stool pigeons that may bring down his criminal empire. The brutal Vic cuts the throat of one bloke who has been a little too loose-lipped, afraid that his gossiping may turn into a grand operatic performance for the coppers. Vic, who enjoys playing at rough trade with his sidekick Wolfe, plans a payroll robbery and directs the blackmailing of Members of Parliament with a taste for unorthodox sex. Scotland Yard Police Inspector Matthews, playing Javert to Vic's Jean Valjean, is moving in on him and the gang. Gang-member Frank is hospitalized for an ulcer, and Inspector Matthews might be able to make him sing. Will Frank spill the beans to the coppers before Vic can silence him? Written by
Jon C. Hopwood
Meet Vic Dakin. Then wish you hadn't.
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Did You Know?
In the original 1968 novel "The Burden Of Proof" by James Barlow
(the inspiration for this film), a prosecuting barrister asks one of the female witnesses in court if she "likes the actor Richard Burton
". Burton went on to play the lead role of Vic Dakin in the movie. See more
The is a clear overdub in the scene where Wolf and Veneita arrive at the country house for the party. As they are walking up the drive they both survey the front of the mansion. Wolf describes the the house as, "fit for a king". Ventia responds, "I bet the bathrooms are freezing". But if you watch her mouth movements closely she is actually completes Wolf's sentence with phrase , "or Queen" . See more
Wolfe, I'm so glad you could come, how terrific.
Hello Vivian, this is Venetia.
Hello Venetia. Well we're all drinking in here so do come on through. I do wish you'd been here last night Wolfe, some lovely faces came down.
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