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Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  3 April 1961 (USA)
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A rebellious, hard-living factory worker juggles relationships with two women, one of whom is married to another man but pregnant with his child.

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Shirley Anne Field ...
Doreen Gratton
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Brenda
Hylda Baker ...
Aunt Ada
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Bert
Bryan Pringle ...
Jack
Robert Cawdron ...
Robboe
Edna Morris ...
Mrs. Bull
Elsie Wagstaff ...
Mrs. Seaton (as Elsie Wagstaffe)
Frank Pettitt ...
Mr. Seaton
Avis Bunnage ...
Blousy Woman
Colin Blakely ...
Loudmouth
Irene Richmond ...
Mrs. Gratton
Louise Dunn ...
Betty
Anne Blake ...
Civil Defence Officer
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Storyline

Arthur, one of Britain's angry young men of the 1960s, is a hardworking factory worker who slaves all week at his mindless job for his modest wages. Come Saturday night, he's off to the pub for a loud and rowdy beer session. With him is Brenda, his girlfriend of the moment. Married to a fellow worker, she is nonetheless captivated by his rugged good looks and his devil-may-care attitude. Soon a new love interest Doreen enters and a week later, Brenda announces she's pregnant. She tells Arthur she needs money for an abortion, and Arthur promises to pay for it. By this time, his relationship with Doreen has ripened and Brenda, hearing of it, confronts him. He denies everything, but it's obvious that their affair is all but over. Written by alfiehitchie

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Makes "Room at the Top" look like a vicarage tea-party. See more »

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3 April 1961 (USA)  »

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Lauantai-illasta sunnuntaiaamuun  »

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£100,000 (estimated)
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The house used as the filming location for the Seafords' house was owned by Alan Sillitoe, the author of the novel on which the film is based. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Arthur Seaton: Nine hundred and fifty four, nine hundred and fifty bloody five. Another few more and that's the lot for a Friday.
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Referenced in Weekend (2011) See more »

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Music by Walter Warren
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Watch again and again and again....
18 September 2003 | by (Stoke) – See all my reviews

This is one of those types of films that actually lets you forget who the big stars in it really are (a young Albert Finney) - and just lets you enjoy the film for what it is - a classic and gritty British film. I've watched it over and over and seen it again today - and forgot how good - and funny in places it really is.

Director Karel Reisz used his skills perfectly in this - he took places lit and furnished as he found them, let people naturally perform and simply laced together a piece of cinematographic brilliance.

People forget that he also directed such films as The French Lieutenants Woman and produced This Sporting Life, but I personally feel this masterpiece, amongst his early and sadly rare work was the best by far.

If you've not seen this film and claim to be a fan of 1960s British Cinema, you'd better get it into your collection and view it very soon - be prepared for some smiles, some laughs, some hard scenes but, overall, a treat.

Enjoy!


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