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|Albert Finney||Arthur Seaton|
|Shirley Ann Field||Doreen Gretton|
|Hylda Baker||Aunt Ada|
|Edna Morris||Mrs. Bull|
|Elsie Wagstaffe||Mrs. Seaton|
|Frank Pettitt||Mr. Seaton|
|Avis Bunnage||Blowsy Woman|
|Irene Richmond||Doreen's Mother|
|Anne Blake||Civil Defense Officer|
|Cameron Hall||Mr. Bull|
|Alister Williamson||Police Constable|
|Johnny Dankworth||Score Composer, Songwriter, Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Sophie Devine||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Barbara Gillett||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Peter Handford||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Ted Marshall||Art Director|
This is early 60's British "Kitchen sink" cinema that tries to mix a bit of workingclass politics and bittersweet love stories. "The Girl with Green Eyes," "Morgan" and "Georgy Girls" are also in this group. The black and white cinematography is realistic and delightful. The acting is superb and the story engrossing.
Fans of the Beatles will want to watch to catch one of the best depictions of the atmostphere that young men in England faced growing up in the 1950's and 1960's.
The wonderful catchphrase, "I believe you, million's wouldn't." and Finney's opening declaration, "All I want is a good time. All the rest is propaganda," shows the wit of the script.
Posted October 1, 2010
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This is an interesting film directly from the slice of life style of film making popular in Britain in the late 50s and early 60s. Albert Finney plays a not so nice young man who works a factory job like many other people who live in his area. He life revolves around going out on Saturday Nights and early Sunday mornings. A married woman becomes pregnant but he shows only irritation and contempt. A young woman he could actually love comes around...Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.