Portrait of a Sinner (1961)

96 mins | Drama | 1961

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HISTORY

Opened in London in Oct 1959 as The Rough and the Smooth ; running time: 99 ... More Less

Opened in London in Oct 1959 as The Rough and the Smooth ; running time: 99 min. More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Minter--Siodmak Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
Asst dir
1st, 2d & 3d asst dir
PRODUCERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Cam op
Focus
Cam grip
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
Asst art dir
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
SET DECORATORS
Draughtsman
Draughtsman
COSTUMES
Dress des
Ward supv
Ward mistress
MUSIC
Mus comp
Played by
Dance mus
MAKEUP
Hairstyles
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
Prod secy
Dialogue advisor
Casting dir
Prop buyer
Stills
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Rough and the Smooth by Robin Maugham (London, 1951).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Rough and the Smooth
Release Date:
1961
Premiere Information:
Cincinnati, Ohio, opening: 22 February 1961
Copyright Claimant:
Renown Pictures
Copyright Date:
23 January 1961
Copyright Number:
LP21142
Physical Properties:
Sound
Westrex
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
96
Countries:
United Kingdom, United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Angered with his overbearing fiancée, young archeologist Mike Thompson becomes involved with the mysterious Ila Hansen, a German woman who, at 16 years of age, was raped by Jack, a friend of her sailor brother. As their affair progresses, Mike learns that Ila is sharing a flat with her boss, Reg Barker. Mike's anger is moderated when the older man explains that he is impotent and that the arrangement is strictly for business purposes. Soon thereafter, Jack appears and demands that Ila give him £1,500 he needs to avoid imminent trouble. When Ila is unable to get the money from either Mike or Reg, she turns on them and brazenly admits that Jack is the only man capable of satisfying her sexual appetite. Unable to face the future without Ila, Reg commits suicide. Ila then goes to Mike's fiancée, Margaret Goreham, and tries to barter Mike for cash. When she is scorned, Ila, realizing she has lost all three men, walks out and picks up the first man who comes ... +


Angered with his overbearing fiancée, young archeologist Mike Thompson becomes involved with the mysterious Ila Hansen, a German woman who, at 16 years of age, was raped by Jack, a friend of her sailor brother. As their affair progresses, Mike learns that Ila is sharing a flat with her boss, Reg Barker. Mike's anger is moderated when the older man explains that he is impotent and that the arrangement is strictly for business purposes. Soon thereafter, Jack appears and demands that Ila give him £1,500 he needs to avoid imminent trouble. When Ila is unable to get the money from either Mike or Reg, she turns on them and brazenly admits that Jack is the only man capable of satisfying her sexual appetite. Unable to face the future without Ila, Reg commits suicide. Ila then goes to Mike's fiancée, Margaret Goreham, and tries to barter Mike for cash. When she is scorned, Ila, realizing she has lost all three men, walks out and picks up the first man who comes along. +

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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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