The Rough and the Smooth

The Rough and the Smooth (alternative title: Portrait of a Sinner) is a 1959 British drama film directed by Robert Siodmak and starring Nadja Tiller, Tony Britton, William Bendix and Edward Chapman. The screenplay concerns an archaeologist who has an affair with a German woman putting his engagement to another woman in jeopardy.[1]

The Rough and the Smooth
Directed byRobert Siodmak
Produced byGeorge Minter
Robert Siodmak
Written byRobin Maugham (novel)
Audrey Erskine Lindop
Dudley Leslie
StarringNadja Tiller
Tony Britton
William Bendix
Music byDouglas Gamley
CinematographyOtto Heller
Edited byGordon Pilkington
George Minter Productions
Distributed byRenown Pictures
Release date
October 1959
Running time
96 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The film was shot at the MGM-British studios and on location around London.[2]

It was based on a novel by Robin Maugham. It was distributed in Germany by Gloria Film. In 1961 it was given an American release by American International Pictures.



  1. "The Rough and the Smooth (1959)". BFI | Film & TV Database. 16 April 2009. Retrieved 4 February 2010.
  2. Encounter with Siodmak Taylor, Russell. Sight and Sound; London Vol. 28, Iss. 3, (Summer 1959): 180.
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