- Director: Joseph Losey
- Writer: Nicholas Mosley; Harold Pinter
- Producer: Joseph Losey; Norman Priggen
If you can't see the gay storyline...make one up - it will make this film a little more interesting than it is...turgid.
The Oxford professor of philosophy Stephen has two favorite pupils, the athletic aristocrat William and the Austrian Anna von Graz. Stephen is a frustrated man, with a negligent wife, Rosalind, who is pregnant of their third child, and is envious of the Oxford professor Charley that has a television show. Stephen feels attracted to Anna, but William woos her and she becomes his girlfriend. Charley has a love affair with Anna but when things go wrong, Anna must leave town.