Term of Trial

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Term of Trial
Term of Trial FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Peter Glenville
Produced by James Woolf
Written by James Barlow(novel)
Peter Glenville
Starring Laurence Olivier
Simone Signoret
Sarah Miles
Music by Jean-Michel Damase
Cinematography Oswald Morris
Edited by Jim Clark
Production
  company
Romulus Films
Distributed by Warner-Pathé (UK)
Warner Bros. Pictures (US)
Release date(s) 1962
Running time 130 min.
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Term of Trial is a 1962 British drama film written and directed by Peter Glenville and produced by James Woolf for his Romulus Films company with James H. Ware as associate producer from a screenplay based on the novel of the same name by James Barlow. The music score was by Jean-Michel Damase and the cinematography by Oswald Morris.

The film stars Laurence Olivier, Simone Signoret, Sarah Miles with Terence Stamp, Hugh Griffith, Roland Culver, Dudley Foster and Thora Hird. The film marked the screen debuts of Miles and Stamp.

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Graham Weir is an alcoholic schoolteacher whose criminal record for refusing to fight during the Second World War has prevented him from progressing further in his teaching career. Now, years later, he is in a school where teens who don't like to be there and is married to a very embittered wife. While in school, he meets Shirley Taylor, a new girl in the school who starts to have a crush on him. Graham does not realize it, but Shirley's infatuation will lead to serious trouble, including the threat of a false sexual molestation charge.

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