Investigating a murder in a small English town, a brusque Police Inspector (John MillsHobson's Choice, Ice Cold in Alex, Young Winston) discovers that virtually everyone he encounters has something to hide.
Setting the template for British crime thrillers for decades to come (including recent TV hit, Broadchurch), director John Guillermin s audacious, often salacious, drama is untypical of mainstream British cinema of its time. An intelligent and gripping procedural police thriller and macabre melodrama, Town on Trial is a rare treat which is ripe for rediscovery.
High Definition remaster
Original mono audio
The John Player Lecture with John Mills (1970): archival audio recording of an interview conducted by Margaret Hinxman at London s National Film Theatre
New interview with actor Elizabeth Seal (2018)
An appreciation by film historian and journalist Barry Forshaw (2018)
Adventure in the Hopfields (1954, 60 mins): John Guillermin's early film made for the Children's Film Foundation starring Mandy Miller (The Snorkel)
Original theatrical trailer
Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Neil Sinyard, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and historic articles on the film