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The Mark (1961)

Approved | | Drama | 8 June 1961 (West Germany)
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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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Guy Green

Writers:

Charles E. Israel (novel) (as Charles Israel), Sidney Buchman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stuart Whitman ... Jim Fuller
Maria Schell ... Ruth Leighton
Rod Steiger ... Dr. Edmund McNally
Brenda de Banzie Brenda de Banzie ... Gertrude Cartwright
Donald Houston ... Austin
Donald Wolfit ... Andrew Clive
Paul Rogers ... Roy Milne
Maurice Denham ... Arnold Cartwright
Amanda Black Amanda Black ... Janie Leighton
Marie Devereux Marie Devereux ... Ellen
Bill Foley Bill Foley ... Mr. Fontaine
Anne Monaghan Anne Monaghan ... Mrs. Fontaine
Josephine Frayne Josephine Frayne ... Patricia Elmsworth
Eddie Byrne ... Akers
Bandana Das Gupta Bandana Das Gupta ... Inez
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Storyline

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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Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

8 June 1961 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Gebrandmarkt See more »

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Mono

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Jim is talking with Gertrude while she is knitting, as the camera is looking over his shoulder at Gertrude, his hands are down in his lap. When the scene shifts to when the camera is looking over Gertrude's shoulder at Jim, his hands are up, touching his chin. See more »

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Dr. Edmund McNally: Ego, sex, opportunity. Mix all that and you have the poet's dream; Love.
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Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

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A forgotten triumph
16 January 2001 | by billy-7See all my reviews

One of the best films of the 1960's is almost forgotten today, along with its superb lead performance by Stuart Whitman, who was nominated for the Oscar for this movie and whose career was downhill from then on. Whitman is given expert support by Rod Steiger as his psychiatrist and Maria Schell (her career high) as his girlfriend. Dicey subject matter (sex crimes) handled with taste and talent.


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