Walk a Crooked Path (1969)

Genres - Thriller  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
  • AllMovie Rating
    3
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

Share on

In this psychological drama set at a posh boy's school, a tenured teacher is enraged after learning that the school board has again assigned the position of headmaster to someone else. Angry and extremely bored with his life and marriage to an independently wealthy woman, the teacher drives himself insane with his desire to change things. First he pays a corrupt student to claim that the teacher molested him. This creates a terrible scandal for the school. Then, he and his mistress humiliate his wife so badly that she kills herself. Suddenly, for the first time, the school teacher is free. Unfortunately, the freedom is short-lived as the police soon move in and bring him to justice.

Characteristics

Keywords

criminal, private-school, boredom, boys'-school, corruption, craziness, extramarital-affair, humiliation, mental-illness, mistress, molestation, rival, scandal, suicide, suicide-attempt, teacher