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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

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)  »

Also Known As:

A bőrkabátos fiúk  »

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I caught this film on TV earlier this summer after having first seen it 30 years ago and it was every bit as good as I remembered it.

It gains a great deal by not being overt about its gay subtext. This does a lot to increase its poignancy. Beautifully shot and edited ,it also fascinating for the various location shots around south west London. It also to my mind has a undermining sniggering tone to the fairly wooden dialogue amongst the family in the first part of the film..very reminiscent of a Mike Leigh film. Did anyone out there ever remember seeing it in the cinema, as I imagine people would have got more of the references and picked up its satirical tone more acutely then.

Music by BillMcGuffie.He also did some arrangements for Sinatra.

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