Mild violence, threat and themes
|Actors:||Jean Simmons, Trevor Howard, Barry Jones, Kenneth More|
This action-packed thriller ranks alongside Hitchcock’s great British thrillers. When ex-spy David Somers takes a low-profile job in the country cataloguing a butterfly collection, he finds that dangerous work continues to pursue him. David grows fond of his employer’s niece, a fragile, fey young woman named Sophie. When Sophie is framed for the murder of Hick, the spiteful handyman, David becomes embroiled in a murder mystery and goes “underground” with the beautiful suspect. The fugitives stay one step ahead of the police until the breathless climax.