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Up the Junction (1968)

R | | Drama | 13 March 1968 (USA)
Movie version of the BBC TV play that first addresses some of the major social issues of the day. A girl from a rich family in Chelsea is bored and decides to go "slumming" in depressed ... See full summary »

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Mrs. McCarthy
Linda Cole ...
Pauline
Doreen Herrington ...
Rita
Jessie Robins ...
Lil
Barbara Archer ...
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Ruby Head ...
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Joyce
Sandra Williams ...
Sheilah
Michael Robbins ...
Figgins
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Movie version of the BBC TV play that first addresses some of the major social issues of the day. A girl from a rich family in Chelsea is bored and decides to go "slumming" in depressed Battersea. She gets a flat and starts working in a factory and makes some friends there. One of her friends is pregnant but abortion is illegal ... Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Up The Junction (Finale)
Written by Mike Hugg and Manfred Mann
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A likeable if dated view of working class London life.

A very likeable if dated view of working class 60's London viewed the eyes of upper crust Polly Dean. Several tough and controversial issues (illegal abortions & wife beating) are covered which must have been brave at the time that the film was made. Strangely prophetic in the 'gentrification' of Battersea (one of the up-areas in recent property prices). Having been in the year I was born, I cannot fully comment on the authenticity of this films view of 60's life. However from my perspective and that of older relatives it is fairly accurate. The soundtrack (by Manfred Mann) is a superb slab of sixties beat\psychedelia. The characters are very likeable and the film is in my opinion a good introduction for any scholar of the period. 9/10


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