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The Strange Affair (1968)

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.

Director:

David Greene

Writers:

Bernard Toms (novel), Stanley Mann (screenwriter)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael York ... Peter Strange
Jeremy Kemp ... Det. Sgt. Pierce
George A. Cooper ... Supt. Kingley
George Selway ... Sgt. Clancy
Artro Morris Artro Morris ... Insp. Evans
Richard Pearson ... Constable
Jeremy Wilkin Jeremy Wilkin ... P.C. Wills
Michael Gover Michael Gover ... Det. Chief Supt.
Patrick Connor Patrick Connor ... Sgt. Mac
George Ghent George Ghent ... Sgt. Perry
Susan George ... 'Fred'
Madge Ryan ... Aunt Mary
George Benson George Benson ... Uncle Bertrand
Jack Watson ... Quince
Richard Vanstone Richard Vanstone ... Arthur Quince
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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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His name is P.C. Strange...Her name is Frederika...All of tonight's secrets will be used against them tomorrow! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 1969 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Skandal bei Scotland Yard See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Bernard Toms, the author of the original novel, had been a London police officer before finding success as a writer. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Youth Wave (1968) See more »

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Not bad rather than good
17 June 2005 | by loza-1See all my reviews

I think the judge sums it up, because of PC Strange's behaviour, all other police will have to work ten times harder to compensate.

True words, but alas the film tends to trivialise the events leading up to P C Strange's planting of evidence on "known" criminals. We see him being dragged into trouble by way of jail bait Susan George, who gets her kit off in a pretty unerotic way during the film.

Nowadays the main crime would not have been the planting of evidence so much as the statutory rape.

A better motivation for planting evidence would be the sheer frustration of seeing career criminals getting away with crime time and again. It would be more interesting than the plot actually used in this film.


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