Richard Johnson and Claire Bloom, multi-award-winning stars of The Haunting, headline this powerful romantic drama set against the backdrop of a smallpox epidemic in the city of Bath. One of BAFTA-winning director Val Guest's most memorable films, 80,000 Suspects is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. Dr Steven Monks suspects smallpox when he is asked to examine a patient with unusual symptoms. The diagnosis is quickly confirmed and the authorities mobilise to try to contain the outbreak,... with Monks working tirelessly to prevent an epidemic. With his marriage on the verge of collapse, however, this personal crisis threatens to overshadow his vital work as the deadly disease moves ever closer to those he loves... [show more]
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Richard Johnson and Claire Bloom star in this classic romantic drama written and directed by Val Guest. The film follows Dr Steven Monk (Johnson) as he desperately tries to save his marriage while working tirelessly to prevent a smallpox epidemic after a patient of his is diagnosed with the infectious disease.