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A Taste of Honey (1961)

 |  Drama  |  30 April 1962 (USA)
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The moving story of a plain young girl who becomes pregnant by a black sailor, befriends a homosexual, and gradually becomes a woman.

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Peter Smith
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Jo [Josephine]
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Geoffrey Ingham
Paul Danquah ...
Jimmy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Bilton ...
Landlord
Eunice Black ...
Schoolteacher
David Boliver ...
Bert
Margo Cunningham ...
Landlady
A. Goodman ...
Rag and Bone Man
John Harrison ...
Cave Attendant
Veronica Howard ...
Gladys
Moira Kaye ...
Doris
Graham Roberts
Valerie Scarden ...
Woman in Shoe Shop
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Black and white, gay and straight, mothers and daughters, class, and coming of age. Jo is working class, in her teens, living with her drunk and libidinous mother in northern England. When mom marries impulsively, Jo is out on the streets; she and Geoffrey, a gay co worker who's adrift himself, find a room together. Then Jo finds herself pregnant after a one night stand with Jimmy, a Black sailor. Geoffrey takes over the preparations for the baby's birth, and becomes, in effect, the child's father. The three of them seem to have things sorted out when Jo's mother reappears on the scene, assertive and domineering. Which "family" will emerge? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The prize winning comedy-drama of a young girl's passionate love for life!...

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30 April 1962 (USA)  »

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The movie "A Taste of Honey" is based on the original Broadway stage play written by Shelagh Delaney which opened on October 4, 1960 at the Lyceum Theatre. Shelagh Delaney collaborated with Tony Richardson to write the screenplay for the movie version. See more »

Goofs

The scene where Jo says goodbye to Jimmy for the last time is shot at Barton Swing Bridge, on the Manchester Ship Canal. Jimmy walks through the closing barriers to the end of the bridge and is next seen on the ship. But there isn't a way for Jimmy to get off the bridge and onto the ship as the far end of the bridge hangs over the canal. Jimmy would have had to fall 15 feet while leaping around 20-30 feet to make it to the deck of the ship. Quite an achievement in those boots. See more »

Quotes

Jo: I'm not sorry and I'm not glad.
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Baby Face Rock
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Music by John Addison
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15 June 2000 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

'A Taste of Honey' provides a grim slice-of-life look at the working class poor in early 1960's England. Teen pregnancy, an openly homosexual companion, a negligent single mother and homelessness are featured- mainstream topics in today's movies, but this was released in 1961, folks (beats me how they got it past the censors). This sensitive, remarkable film should be required viewing for junior high schools.


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