7.3/10
471
16 user 9 critic

The Leather Boys (1964)

An immature teenager marries a young biker but becomes disenchanted with the realities of working class marriage and her husband's relationship with his best friend.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (novel)
Reviews
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In 1960s Dublin a young girl becomes involved with an older man, a much-travelled and still married land-owner.

Director: Desmond Davis
Stars: Peter Finch, Rita Tushingham, Lynn Redgrave
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In England, the times are a changing: it's mods and rockers. On the day Nancy gets off the London train, cases in hand, looking for the YWCA, Colin has had enough of missing out on the ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Lester
Stars: Rita Tushingham, Ray Brooks, Michael Crawford
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The moving story of a plain young girl who becomes pregnant by a black sailor, befriends a homosexual, and gradually becomes a woman.

Director: Tony Richardson
Stars: Rita Tushingham, Dora Bryan, Robert Stephens
The Boys (1962)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When the night watchman of a garage is found murdered, 4 young men are arrested and put on trial. Under cross-examination, suspects and witnesses give differing accounts of the same ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney J. Furie
Stars: Richard Todd, Robert Morley, Dudley Sutton
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Five lonesome cowboys get all hot & bothered at home en the range after confronting Ramona Alvarez and her nurse.

Directors: Andy Warhol, Paul Morrissey
Stars: Viva, Tom Hompertz, Louis Waldon
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In a snowball fight between schoolboys the handsome Dargelos hits the chest of Paul, who drops unconscious to the ground. Paul has a deep affection for Dargelos, and later denies that there... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Stars: Nicole Stéphane, Edouard Dermithe, Renée Cosima
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Jane, a young French woman, pregnant and unmarried, takes a room in a seedy London boarding house, which is inhabited by an assortment of misfits. She considers getting an abortion, but is ... See full summary »

Director: Bryan Forbes
Stars: Leslie Caron, Anthony Booth, Avis Bunnage
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A rebellious, hard-living factory worker juggles relationships with two women, one of whom is married to another man but pregnant with his child.

Director: Karel Reisz
Stars: Albert Finney, Shirley Anne Field, Rachel Roberts
Sudden Fear (1952)
Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

After an ambitious actor insinuates himself into the life of a wealthy middle-aged playwright and marries her, he plots with his mistress to murder her.

Director: David Miller
Stars: Joan Crawford, Jack Palance, Gloria Grahame
Brighton Rock (1947)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Pinkie Brown is a small-town hoodlum whose gang runs a protection racket based at Brighton race course. When Pinkie orders the murder of a rival, Fred, the police believe it to be suicide. ... See full summary »

Director: John Boulting
Stars: Richard Attenborough, Hermione Baddeley, William Hartnell
Smashing Time (1967)
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Two young women arrive in London to make it big in show business, and become corrupted by money and fame in the process.

Director: Desmond Davis
Stars: Rita Tushingham, Lynn Redgrave, Michael York
A Place to Go (1964)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Amidst the pub sing-songs and bombsites and with slums giving way to high-rise flats, life in Bethnal Green is changing for the Flints. Dad may decide to quit the docks and their daughter ... See full summary »

Director: Basil Dearden
Stars: Rita Tushingham, Michael Sarne, Bernard Lee
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Dot
Colin Campbell ...
Reggie
...
Pete
Gladys Henson ...
Gran
...
Reggie's Mother
Lockwood West ...
Reggie's Father
Betty Marsden ...
Dot's Mother
Martin Matthews ...
Uncle Arthur (as Martin Mathews)
Johnny Briggs ...
Boy Friend
James Chase ...
Les
Geoffrey Dunn ...
Mr. Lunnis
Dandy Nichols ...
Mrs. Stanley
Elizabeth Begley ...
Woman Receptionist
Valerie Varnam ...
Brenda
Jill Mai Meredith ...
June (as Jill Meredith)
Edit

Storyline

Reggie and Dot are a young South London couple who get married before they really get to know each other. After the marriage, they quickly begin to drift apart. Dot seems content to pursue her own interests, until Reggie meets Pete, a fellow cyclist, and begins to explore his own identity. Written by Alan F. Hickman <alanhick@prodigy.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Restless Youth in a "Strange" Triangle! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 March 1964 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A bőrkabátos fiúk  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Scenes from this movie can be seen in the background of The Smiths' music video for "Girlfriend in A Coma". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Skydivers (1994) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The blueprint for Quadrophenia
26 October 2010 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

A fascinating film which shows you just how fast the 1960s was waking up in 1964. Some say the homosexuality in the film is referred to obliquely. I disagree. Unless you are 13 years old, it should be very obvious that Reggie's mate is gay about half way through the film. Other than that it is fascinating to see how the film was used as a template for Quadrophenia (1979). I can think of at least 10 similarities. 1) Our hero is working class teenager with a broad cockney accent. 2) All his mates ride motorbikes. 3) The main character takes a road trip to Brighton 4) The argument in the café in Brighton between the two key male characters. 5) The same shot of the massed bikes facing the camera as they head off down a London road. 6) Jimmy in Quadrophenia has a close mate who works as a car engineer. Reggie works as a car/ bike engineer. 7) One of the main characters (Chalkie?) stands out by wearing a traditional tweed hat with a feather in it - the character who calls the start of the endurance race in Leather Boys wears one too. 8) Jimmy encounters his old biker school mate (played by Ray Winstone) when both are stark naked in the baths...need I say more. 9) Reggie/ Jimmy are unable to sustain a relationship with their girlfriends. 10) ..and this is the clincher. The final scene has Jimmy/Reggie walking towards the camera after their whole world has fallen apart, with the audience left guessing what will become of them. Especially liked Rita Tushingham's performance in Leather Boys, she does angry much better than Lesley Ash in Quadrophenia.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?