In this British drama, a vicar fights damning allegations of sexual harassment by a teenage boy. But when the boy’s lie is substantiated by a respected woman enamored of and rejected by the clergyman, the vicar’s faith is tested to its limits. Anthony Quayle stars as the Rev. Howard Phillips; Andrew Ray plays retaliatory thug Larry Thompson; and Sarah Churchill is the vindictive woman scorned in this daring 1959 film co-starring Cliff Richard.
Stewart Terence Herbert Young (20 June 1915 – 7 September 1994) was a British film director best known for directing three films in the James Bond series, Dr. No (1962), From Russia with Love (1963), and Thunderball (1965).
Born in Shanghai, China, he was public-school educated. Like the fictional James Bond, he read oriental history at St Catharine’s College in the University of Cambridge. As a tank commander during World War II, Young participated in Operation Market Garden in Arnhem, Netherlands.
Young began his film career as a screenwriter in British films of the 1940s, working, for example, on Dangerous Moonlight (1941). In 1946, he was a co-director with Brian Desmond Hurst of Theirs is the Glory, which recaptured the fighting around Arnhem bridge. Arnhem, coincidentally, was home to the adolescent Audrey Hepburn. During the filming of Young’s film, Wait Until Dark, Hepburn and Young would joke that he was shelling his favorite star without even knowing it. Young’s… read more