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Writer:
Penelope Gilliatt (screenplay)
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Release Date:
8 September 1971 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
It's about three decent people. They will break your heart.
Plot:
Divorced working woman Alex and well-to-do Jewish family doctor Daniel Hirsh share not only the same... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Bloody Masterpiece See more (43 total) »

Cast

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Peter Finch ... Dr. Daniel Hirsh

Glenda Jackson ... Alex Greville

Murray Head ... Bob Elkin

Peggy Ashcroft ... Mrs. Greville
Tony Britton ... George Harding
Maurice Denham ... Mr. Greville
Bessie Love ... Answering Service Lady
Vivian Pickles ... Alva Hodson
Frank Windsor ... Bill Hodson
Thomas Baptiste ... Prof. Johns
Richard Pearson ... Patient
June Brown ... Woman Patient
Hannah Norbert ... Daniel's Mother
Harold Goldblatt ... Daniel's Father
Marie Burke ... Aunt Astrid
Caroline Blakiston ... Rowing Wife
Peter Halliday ... Rowing Husband
Douglas Lambert ... Man at Party

Jon Finch ... Scotsman
Kimi Tallmadge ... Lucy Hodson
Russell Lewis ... Timothy Hodson
Emma Schlesinger ... Tess Hodson
Carl Ferber ... Hodson child (as Karl Ferber)
Patrick Thornberry ... Baby John Stuart Hodson
Robert Rietty ... Daniel's Brother
Liane Aukin ... Daniel's Sister-in-Law
Robin Presky ... Daniel's Nephew
Edward Evans ... Husband at Hospital
Gabrielle Daye ... Wife at Hospital
George Belbin ... Next door Neighbour

Richard Loncraine ... Bob's Partner
Royce Mills ... Bob's Partner
Monica Vasileiou ... Travel Agent
John Rae ... Airline Doctor
Ellis Dale ... Chemist
Joe Wadham ... Lorry Driver
Henry Danziger ... Cantor
Ann Firbank ... Party Guest
Derek Gilbert ... Party Guest
William Job ... Party Guest
Nike Arrighi ... Party Guest (as Nikki Arrighi)
Francis Ghent ... Party Guest

Donald Sumpter ... Party Guest
Rohan McCullough ... Party Guest
Barbara Markham ... Party Guest
Robert Wilde ... Party Guest
Esta Charkham ... Barmitzvah Guest
Hilary Hardiman ... Barmitzvah Guest
Simon Joseph ... Barmitzvah Guest
Gideon Kolb ... Barmitzvah Guest
Martin Lawrence ... Barmitzvah Guest
Mercia Mansfield ... Barmitzvah Guest
Reuben Elvy ... Barmitzvah Guest
Jovey Douben ... Barmitzvah Guest
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Henry Gilbert ... 1930s Flashback Rabbi (scenes deleted)

Helen Lindsay ... (scenes deleted)
David Webb ... Restaurant Owner (scenes deleted)

Cindy Burrows ... (uncredited)

Daniel Day-Lewis ... Child Vandal (uncredited)
Petra Markham ... Designer's Girlfriend (uncredited)
John Warner ... Party Guest (uncredited)
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Directed by
John Schlesinger 
 
Writing credits
Penelope Gilliatt (screenplay)

Ken Levison  uncredited
David Sherwin  screenplay (uncredited)

Produced by
Joseph Janni .... producer
Edward Joseph .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Ron Geesin 
 
Cinematography by
Billy Williams 
 
Film Editing by
Richard Marden 
 
Casting by
Miriam Brickman 
 
Production Design by
Luciana Arrighi 
 
Art Direction by
Norman Dorme 
 
Costume Design by
Jocelyn Rickards 
 
Makeup Department
Betty Glasow .... hairdresser
Freddie Williamson .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Hugh Harlow .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Green .... third assistant director
Simon Relph .... first assistant director
Nigel Wooll .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
David Campling .... sound editor
Gerry Humphreys .... sound re-recording mixer
Alan Jones .... assistant sound editor
Eddy Joseph .... assistant sound editor
Simon Kaye .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Harcourt .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Mary Kessel .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Douglas Gamley .... musical director
Douglas Gamley .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Marilyn Clarke .... production coordinator
Ann Skinner .... continuity
Lee Bolon .... location manager (uncredited)
Edna Tromans .... publicist (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Bloody Sunday" - Belgium (English title) (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
110 min
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1.66 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:R | Australia:M (TV rating) | Canada:R (Manitoba) | Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | France:-16 | Netherlands:18 (orginal rating) | Norway:16 | Peru:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | USA:R | West Germany:18
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Trivia:
In John Eastman's 1989 book' Retakes: Behind the Scenes of 500 Classic Movies', it says that Peter Finch and Murray Head were the only people on the set who were not disturbed when it came time for them to do the kissing scene. Finch has been quoted as saying, "I did it for England."See more »
Quotes:
Aunt Astrid:Daniel, darling. You're looking very spruce.
[intercepts a canapé]
Aunt Astrid:Have one of these. Now, tell me when are *you* going to give us all a nice surprise?
Daniel:[baffled] Auntie...
Aunt Astrid:Still holding out on us... well, it's terribly selfish of you. You *are* going to be very, very lonely...
Daniel:I just haven't found the right person yet.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in A Bit of Scarlet (1997)See more »
Soundtrack:
Auf Flügeln des Gesanges (On Wings of Song)See more »

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62 out of 77 people found the following review useful.
A Bloody Masterpiece, 11 March 2004
Author: marcosaguado from Los Angeles, USA

After reading about John Schlesinger's death I felt the need to revisit some of his considerable opus. I couldn't decide where to start, Billy Liar, Darling, Far From The Madding Crowd or Sunday Bloody Sunday. If a film could really penetrate the brain of a character, Sunday Bloody Sunday, showed it to me. I saw into Peter Finch's soul to such degree I was kind of embarrassed and compelled at the same time. Murray Head, personifies what Finch's character longs for and is kind of horrified by. Glenda Jackson and Peter Finch play the imperfect angles of this painfully human triangle. The charming shallowness of Murray Head's character made me understand the complexity of knowing and accepting all of our darkest contradictions. John Schlesinger was a great artist.

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