In Northern England in the early 1960s, Frank Machin is mean, tough and ambitious enough to become an immediate star in the rugby league team run by local employer Weaver. Machin lodges with Mrs Hammond, whose husband was killed in an accident at Weaver's, but his impulsive and angry nature stop him from being able to reach her as he would like. He becomes increasingly frustrated with his situation, and this is not helped by the more straightforward enticements of Mrs Weaver. Written by
Jeremy Perkins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
In a scene in a nightclub, a young woman sings the Helen Shapiro
hit "Walking Back to Happiness". She was 21-year-old mill-girl, Kim Leslie, from Pudsey. Producer Karel Reisz
needed a Yorkshire woman for a small singing part in the film and advertised in the local papers. Within a few hours of the adverts appearing, 200 women had applied, from which a shortlist of four was selected. When these four women performed at the Wakefield Trinity rugby ground, the loudness of the crowd's applause was measured and Kim Leslie's performance was chosen. See more
[to scantily clad nightclub singer
Eh love, show us your personality!
Walking Back to Happiness
Written by John Schroeder
and Mike Hawker
Performed by Kim Leslie
Backed by Tommy Fisher and the Mis-Fits See more