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The Strange Affair

Directed by David Greene
United Kingdom, 1968
Crime, Drama


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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The Strange Affair Directed by David Greene

Critics reviews

Firmer directorial hand might’ve pointed up the tragedy (or at least poetic irony), but instead it feels like cautionary tale; plot is contrived (eccentric old couple turn out to be pornographers? I think not) – but you do get glimpses not just of Susan George in the barely-legal buff but also late-60s Britain on the cusp, cops marshalled into formation by a sergeant-major type while, outside, hippies are walking the streets: “Is that a fella?”.
June 01, 2013
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One of the most disturbing movies I have seen in years. David (Sebastian) Greene directed the Stanley Mann screenplay adapted from a novel by Bernard Toms. Not having read (or even heard of) the novel, I am unable to apportion responsibility for the various touches and ambiguities that make The Strange Affair so troublesome to digest morally. However, I do detect in David Greene’s taut direction a contempt for the mod(em) world consistent with the stylish misogyny of Sebastian.
August 08, 1968
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