Rape -- United States -- Drama, Rape victims -- United States -- Drama


Imported Archival Print


Mala Powers, Tod Andrews, Robert Clarke, Albert Mellen,

“Events in crisis are laid out like cards on a table at the opening of a Lupino film,” wrote Action. This one opens with a signature telegraphed image—a coffee cup slides down a factory lunch counter, pushed by the hand of a rapist. In Outrage, Lupino dissects a rape and its aftereffects from the point of view both of the victim and her unwitting victimizers—the morbid, voyeuristic, “guilty” members of a suburban Midwest community. (The victim’s father complains, with a characteristic Lupino double edge, “They look at me as though I had done something!”) After Ann Waldon (Mala Powers) is brutally attacked, Lupino follows her humiliation and her painful steps toward regeneration and assumption of power in relation to men—connected inextricably to her escape from home.

Judy Bloch
  • Ida Lupino
  • Collier Young
  • Malvin Wald
  • Archie Stout
Print Info
  • B&W
  • 35mm
  • 75 mins
  • BFI National Archive
  • Warner Bros. Classics

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Ida Lupino : hard, fast and beautiful (program note), UCLA Film & Television Archive, 2002

Ida Lupino: a reel woman (press release), Pacific Film Archive, Judy Bloch, 1992

Hard, fast and beautiful -- Ida Lupino. filmmaker and actress (program note), The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1991

Ida Lupino in a new light (program note), Art Institute of Chicago. Film Center, Barbara Scharres, 1987

Outrage (program note), Athens International Film and Video Festival, 1981

Outrage (program note), Films by Women, Janice R. Welsch, 1974

Temple film deals with sex crime (review), Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Truman Searle, 1951

Outrage (review), Variety, Brog., 1950

Ida Lupino: actress and director (program note), National Film Theatre (London, England)

A tribute to Ida Lupino (program note), Theater Vanguard

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