At a Catholic public school, Benjamin Stanfield is tired of being the teacher's pet and decides to play a practical joke on his form master Father Goddard. In confession, Stanfield tells Goddard that he has accidentally murdered his friend Blakey and buried him in the forest. When Goddard investigates the matter, he finds a buried scarecrow. Goddard is outraged, but, due to the seal of confession, he knows he cannot expel Stanfield. Shortly after, Stanfield once again enters the confession booth, telling Goddard that what before was a practical joke, he has now made happen. In disbelief, Goddard once again goes to the forest to investigate the matter. This time, he discovers Blakey's dead body. The plot soon thickens as Stanfield's fellow student Arthur Dyson mysteriously disappears... Written by
One man, two boys... one deadly game.
See more »
Did You Know?
's biography Billy says of this film: "When they were filming the forest scene, Billy had to lie perfectly still wearing 'dead' make-up, half covered with leaves. Richard approached the body, to play the emotional moments of discovery, leant over the body and his face was a moving depiction of horror. However, Billy couldn't keep a straight face for his close-up because Richard Burton
had burst into song at the top of his voice 'I belong to Glasgow!'" See more