October of 1961 this film was released in New York City. It starred Stuart Whitman in his only Academy Award-nominated role. This was a British film, but distributed in the U.S.A. through 20th Century Fox Film Corporation. This was directed by Guy Green, a native of Summerset, England. He was also an Academy-Award winner for 1946's GREAT EXPECTATIONS (for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White). Stuart Whitman, a native Californian, played "Jim Fuller", an expatriate of Canada, who decided to stay in Britain after fighting in World War II. Whitman plays a professional, educated businessman, who has just recently been released from prison for attempting to molest a child. Rod Steiger, an Academy-Award winner and very famous screen actor in his day, plays Fuller's psychiatrist, whom he is legally obligated to see almost every day as part of his parole. This is a fascinating character study. Besides Whitman's Oscar nod, this film was also nominated for the Cannes Golden Palm in 1961 and won the 1962 Golden Globe for Best English Film.