Lupino’s pioneering second feature depicts the traumatic aftermath of rape – then still taboo as a movie subject.
See our screening on Tuesday 5 June, which will be preceded by our screen talk - Before and Behind the Camera: the Very Versatile Ida Lupino at 18:10 - and will be included in the talk’s ticket price.
Dir Ida Lupino
With Mala Powers, Tod Andrews, Robert Clarke, Raymond Bond
Ida Lupino’s pioneering second feature concerns the traumatic aftermath of rape – then still taboo as a movie subject – as experienced by a young woman (Powers) assaulted on her way home from work; the shock of having been attacked is accompanied by feelings of shame. Of its time, inevitably, but the film – written and directed with characteristic sensitivity – sadly remains all too relevant.