Term of Trial
Time Out saysOlivier as a boozing schoolteacher, trapped in a fearful marriage to Signoret, and trapped also by nympho student Sarah Miles, who has a crush on him and, crikey, offers herself during a school outing to Paris. Instead of laying her or giving her a good slippering, he simply tells her to go home and do her homework. So she accuses him of rape, which leads to some real acting, especially when Olivier, after being cleared of misconduct by the enquiry, has to lie to his wife to earn her respect as a man with a spine. Terence Stamp as the school bully deservedly gets a good thrashing for non-acting, and this trip through the blackboard jungle is about as convincing as the jungle in Kew Gardens.