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Physicians and their wives in a smallpox epidemic; advertising the film "80,000 suspects". Colour lithograph, 1963.

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80,000 suspects
Eighty thousand suspects


The poster shows a doctor wearing a white face-mask; a male doctor and a woman making love; a house on fire; an ambulance collecting sick or dead people in the street. The film treats in semi-documentary style a fictitious smallpox outbreak in Bath, England, and the complications introduced by the adultery of the doctor in charge with the wife of one of his professional colleagues (information from the Internet movie database)


[England] : The Rank Organisation, [1963] (Printed in Great Britain)

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, printed in colours ; sheet 101.5 x 69.7 cm


The Rank Organisation presnts a Val Guest production. Claire Bloom. Richard Johnson. Yolande Donlan. Cyril Cusack. 80,000 suspects. Cinemascope.

Creator/production credits

Cast includes Richard Johnson as the chief physician, Claire Bloom as his wife, Michael Goodliffe as another physician, Yolande Donlan as his wife, Cyril Cusack as an Irish priest, and Arthur Christiansen (the real-life editor of the Daily Express) as editor of the Bath Evening Chronicle


Wellcome Library no. 668959i


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