Justine (1969)

Director: George Cukor
Screenplay: Lawrence B. Marcus (based on ‘The Alexandria Quartet’ by Lawrence Durrell)
Role: Pursewarden

Although the script retained Durrell’s ‘feel’, the film did not find favour with the public. As Pursewarden, a jaded British consular official assigned to Alexandria, Dirk convincingly conveys the ennui that masks the inner pain of being trapped in a disillusioning career and a hopeless, incestuous love.