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Penelope Gilliatt (screenplay)
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Release Date:
8 September 1971 (USA) See more »
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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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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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Schlesinger's finest film See more (44 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)

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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Also Known As:
"Bloody Sunday" - Belgium (English title) (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
110 min
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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:
Fourteen-year-old Daniel Day-Lewis made his screen debut in this film, as a teenage street vandal. He described his first acting experience, in which he was paid £2 to vandalize expensive cars parked outside his local church in Petersfield, Hampshire, as "heaven."See more »
Quotes:
Alex:I can't see why my having an affair with someone on and off is any worse that being *married* for a course or two at mealtimes.
Mrs. Greville:But darling... you keep throwing in your hand because you haven't got the whole thing. There *is* no whole thing, my poppet. You have to make it work.
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36 out of 51 people found the following review useful.
Schlesinger's finest film, 6 November 2004
Author: Bob Taylor (bob998@sympatico.ca) from Canada

This was a step forward for Schlesinger. After the grim working class stories--A Kind of Loving, with Alan Bates and June Ritchie miserable over an unwanted pregnancy; Billy Liar with Tom Courtenay constantly fantasizing as a way of coping with his dull life--we got Darling, a slick bit of commercial film-making with Julie Christie. Then the trip to New York for Midnight Cowboy, a picture so empty, and so honored by the Academy, that I feared he would become just another hack, a la Clive Donner.

Instead we get a character study, one of the best films of the last three decades. Daniel Hirsch is drowning in respectability; a Jewish doctor who can't muster the courage to come out because the congregation wouldn't understand, so resigns himself to matchmaking attempts by his mother. Alex Greville works with high level job candidates, whom she can sleep with to chase the boredom away. She wants a husband, but her mother advises her to accept that half a loaf is better than none. Bob Elkin is the love object for both; a handsome and really shallow young man who thinks about his future a lot, and realizes that it doesn't involve either Alex or Daniel.

So many wonderful scenes: Bob and Alex visit friends for the weekend. Bob raids the fridge, finds some milk. Alex tells him it's mother's milk--phwoah! Daniel has a party; a woman starts yelling at her husband about the au pair girl he's been sleeping with. Bob wants to leave; his aesthetic sense is offended by this unseemly display of emotion. Daniel wants him to stay, to provide moral support, but Bob is just too selfish to listen. There is always the feeling that disaster is just around the corner, that the triangle will soon collapse.

Glenda Jackson and Peter Finch are just about perfect as the adults in this situation, and Murray Head, if he doesn't show any great acting ability, at least makes us believe in his desirability. He went on to perform roughly the same role as Annie Girardot's lover in La Mandarine.

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