Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
Fred Wells (Patrick McGoohan) is a sullen introvert who still resents the death of his wife in childbirth 25 years earlier. His daughter born at that time, Katie (Emma Piper), runs away from his ravings about sin and damnation and escapes to a hippie-style commune where an unscrupulous guru ends her virginity in a supposed sex ritual. When the arrogant guru is murdered, a shy young man enamored of Katie is first sought by the police -- but the real culprit seems to be her father. The undertones of incestuous desire on the part of the father, and the human reactions when the reality of that tendency is faced, are handled well in this psychological drama.
commune, daughter, escape, false-accusation, grief, guru, incest, introvert, jealousy, murder, runaway [from home], suspect, virgin, wife