The Mark (1961)

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A man who served prison time for intent to molest a child tries to build a new life with the help of a sympathetic psychiatrist.


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23 February 2014 | LeonLouisRicci
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| Forgotten Film
Pedophilia, it must be said, even Today is not Welcomed as a Subject Matter On Screen. It is Mostly Regulated to Sub-Plots in Film and is Rarely the Central Theme. it is just too Disturbing to Contemplate and Examine. The Social Implications are Profound and Attitudes and the Attempts at Cures Really hasn't Changed that Much.

We Register Sex Offenders and Their Movements are Monitored and the Stigma Attached is Akin to a Scarlet Letter that Society Carves on the Forehead, not Literally like Tarantino's Nazi Hunter, but although not Visible it too can Never be Removed.

As is Expected, this Film has been Pushed way Back in the Film History Lexicons Subconscious Residing in some Corner of the Art Forms Dirty Archive and is Forgotten, Ignored, and is Hardly Ever Discussed, Seen, or Considered.

Stuart Whitman did Receive an Oscar Nomination in 1961, but After all of that, the Movie was Quickly and Decisively Buried and Blotted Out as it was just too Controversial and Embarrassing to Bring Up in Polite Company.

Rod Steiger as the Psychiatrist and the Whole Cast and Production Team are Working Professionally and the Film Handles the Sensitive and Touchy Story with Taste, but as Expected it is not an Easy Watch but should be Respected for the Attempt at Shining Some Light on one of the Darkest of Psychological Aberrations.

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