British actor Derren Nesbitt came to films in the late '50s, a time when characters exhibiting a crude or cruel streak were in vogue in English movies. Nesbett had an unsavory look about him, which became useful whenever producers needed a sadistic heavy or petty thief. Among Nesbitt's films were Room at the Top (1958), Victim (1961), The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders (1965), The Naked Runner (1967) (in which he and most of the supporting cast were nastily killed off in the first two reels) and Burke and Hare (1971). Nesbett's marriage to film star Anne Aubrey made headlines thanks to an acrimonious breakup in 1973; some observers have speculated that his career never fully recovered from the adverse publicity. Whatever the case, Derren Nesbett was back in 1974, directing, writing and starring in The Amorous Milkman.