Despite success on the field, a rising rugby star senses the emerging emptiness of his life as his inner angst begins to materialize through aggression and brutality, so he attempts to woo his landlady in hopes of finding reason to live.
Murderous, sadistic London gang leader Vic Dakin, a mother-obsessed homosexual modeled on real-life gangster Ronnie Kray, is worried about potential stool pigeons that may bring down his ... See full summary »
A young woman lives a life filled with bad choices. She marries and has a child with an abusive thief at a young age who quickly ends up in prison. Left alone she takes up with his mate (... See full summary »
Dark comedy about a seaside Punch and Judy man driven to distraction by his social climbing wife and his hatred for the snobbery of local government. He is persuaded to go to the Mayor's gala evening but it's all too much for him.
Jimmy Porter is a loud, obnoxious man, rude and verbally abusive to his wife, Alison. Alison comes from an upper class family that Jimmy abhors and he berates Alison for being too reserved and unfeeling. Jimmy is college educated but works with a partner, Cliff Lewis, as a street vendor operating a candy stall. Cliff lives with Jimmy and Alison and is close friends with both. When Jimmy pushes Alison while she is at the ironing board she is burned. Alison visits her doctor where it is revealed that she is pregnant. She asks him if it is too late to do something about it but the doctor immediately tells her never to mention such an idea. When Jimmy leaves for work, Alison confides to Cliff that she is pregnant. She is frightened of Jimmy's reaction to this news, and has not told him. Jimmy is visited by his childhood nanny, Mrs. Tanner, whom Jimmy loves and calls "Mom." Alison tries to tell Jimmy of the pregnancy but is frustrated when Jimmy insults her for being cool towards Mrs. ... Written by
For a play noted for its firebrand dialogue, there ironically is none for the first 6 minutes in the film version. See more »
You know mummy and I took a quick look at each other and from then on the age of chivalry was dead.
Don't brawl boyo, it won't do any good.
Why not, it's the only thing I'm good at.
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Oh, what a depressing movie! A product of the Angry Young Man school of filmmaking in Britain, it is Burton who unleashes his wrath in this one. He's college-educated but works as a street vendor. Yes, that would make one bitter but does not really explain his anger with the whole world and his mistreatment of his wife. It would be an understatement to say that Burton is bombastic; he chews the scenery to bits. Faring better are Ure as his wife and Raymond as his friend and business partner. Bloom is lovely as Ure's friend, someone who inexplicably is attracted to Burton the brute. Richardson's directorial debut is disappointing.
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