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The Leather Boys (1964)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  8 March 1964 (UK)
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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rita Tushingham ...
Dot
Colin Campbell ...
Reggie
Dudley Sutton ...
Pete
Gladys Henson ...
Gran
Avice Landone ...
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)
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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>

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8 March 1964 (UK)  »

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One of the first films to clearly violate the Hollywood production code and yet still secure a release in the United States. See more »

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Great film!
4 May 2006 | by (Yorkshire, England) – See all my reviews

Captures the atmosphere of the 60s biking scene brilliantly. Why in the reviews here does no-one mention the motorcycles??!!! The only reason I wanted to see this was to drink in the atmosphere of the Ace Cafe and see the bikes! It was a bonus that the film had Rita Tushingham and a good story.

Everyone seems to be getting excited about the 'gay' element, yes, it was pretty out there for the film made in the 60s, but it's really about society. It's about being an outsider, in more ways than one.

I saw an old interview with the director, Sidney J Furie; he said whilst filming at The Ace, all the locals completely ignored the cameras and even Rita Tushingham, because they were far more interested in their own scene than a load of actors.

It's hard to find this film now, but if you can, it's well worth a look. It might not be sophisticated as today's films, but that doesn't matter - it has the one thing they don't - originality!


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