A quiet, peace-loving American moves with his wife to an isolated English village where he is constantly harassed. He is finally pushed into a violent confrontation in order to protect himself and his wife.
The film was released in Great Britain, running 118 minutes. For its USA release, it was cut to 113 minutes.
First feature film for actor Ken Hutchison.
David Warner, who plays Henry Niles, was uncredited.
Filmed on location in the west of England and at Twickenham Film Studios, Middlesex, England.
One of the editors, Roger Spottiswoode, went on to become a screenwriter and director.
Academy Award Nominations: Best Original Dramatic Score.
"...[The film] has lost neither its power nor its filmmaking brilliance..." (USA Today)
"...Today it's as provocative as ever..." (Entertainment Weekly)