A 1966 English language film directed by Vic Morrow, adapted from a play written by Jean Genet.
While incarcerated in a hellish French prison, petty thief Lefranc (Leonard Nimoy) competes with his cellmate Maurice (Paul Mazursky) for the attentions of their third cellmate, the murderer Greeneyes (Michael Forest).
This movie provides examples of :
- Character Filibuster: Greeneyes.
- Flashback: To the robbery that landed Lefranc in prison.
- Murder the Hypotenuse: Lefranc finally snaps and strangles Maurice.
- One-Word Title:
- Selective Obliviousness: Greeneyes assumes that when his cellmates look at him in a not-quite-heterosexual way, it's because they're imagining what his girlfriend looks like.