Cinema: The Strange Affair

Nymphomania, voyeurism, sadism, torture, drug addiction and police corruption. It might seem hard to make an unendurably dull movie out of such ingredients, but The Strange Affair is more than ample proof that it can be done.

The film's hapless hero is a brand-new bobby named Peter Strange (Michael York), who has flunked out of the University of London and joined the London police force to assuage his social conscience. After a few days on the beat, Peter meets a carefree pusher named Quince (Jack Watson), his two sadistic sons, a detective with a badge for a heart (Jeremy Kemp), and a...

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