It was made into a marvelous film, with the actors of the Royal Shakespearean Company. The female lead is Glenda Jackson in her film debut, who would go on to a very great fame in films like The Rainbow, and Women in Love, from D.H. Lawrence, and Sunday, Bloody Sunday, all favourites of mine.

Patrick Magee, who played the Marquis de Sade, went on to play the man who was Alex's nemesis in A Clockwork Orange--he was the husband of the woman Alex raped in his salad days. He played the Beethoven that drove Alex to jump out the window.

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During my years at the University of Toronto, this was a favourite film for the repertory film houses. It was our practice to go to this, and other movies many times--if we had been examined on this, at that time, none of us would have failed.