I recall watching a television program with my family when I was a boy of eight or nine called "The Vise". In 1956, I didn't completely understand the adult themes, but I remember the cynicism.
Trying to recall the opening graphics after sixty years, I drew this from memory.
In fact, it looked like this.
"This British production featured less known actors in filmed plays showing people caught in "the vise" of fate created by their own deeds". IMDB