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Penelope Gilliatt (screenplay)
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Release Date:
8 September 1971 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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 »
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Fascinating character study 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:
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:
Bob:We're free to do what we want.
Alex:Darling... other people often do what they don't want to do at all.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in The Celluloid Closet (1995)See more »
Soundtrack:
Soave sia il ventoSee more »

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30 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Fascinating character study, 25 June 2003
Author: (rcraig62@comcast.net) from Brick, NJ

Is it better to share a lover than to have none at all? This is the central question of John Schlesinger's Sunday Bloody Sunday, a study of the lives of two people, a gay middle-aged Jewish doctor (Peter Finch) and a thirtyish employment aide (Glenda Jackson), who are romantically intertwined with a boyish artist (Murray Head) who treats them both with a dismissive interest.

The aspect of the story that immediately flies against film convention is that both are aware of the other lover's existence (instead of the mystery leading to some climactic discovery at the end). The film cuts from Finch to Jackson in their daily routines and private moments in dealing with the situation: Jackson (slightly desperate), Finch (occasionally frustrated but cool). What is extraordinary is the depth Schlesinger brings to these characters,the disappointment, the loneliness, the silent longing, the too-rare passion.

Much is made of the on-screen kiss between Finch and Head, probably semi-shocking in 1971, now not only palpable but expected. Yet there are so many scenes of simple beauty: Finch assuring a worried patient he doesn't have cancer, Jackson discussing the pain of being in love with her mother, who is in her own pain in a dysfunctional marriage, Finch being robbed by an ex-lover, Jackson commiserating with a fifty-something unemployed executive at the office (they go to bed later). Head, as the flighty lover, seems to be in a constant state of jilting; he leaves Jackson flat in the middle of a "romantic weekend" to visit Finch; later, he bails out on Finch when a party of theirs gets out of control. The imagery is great, and pure Schlesinger (although less effective than that in Midnight Cowboy). The internal workings of the telephone is a terrific shot, and so is the hallucination/fantasy of Jackson, imagining the girl dead instead of the dog, then flashing back to a childhood fear realized in a dream. When Head leaves them both at the end to go to America on a whim, the characters are left to ponder a life without love. Jackson strains to understand in a beautifully acted scene- her line about it being hard work to care a lot for someone is the most touching. Finch is more well-adjusted and content with developments, as he makes clear in a speech directly to the camera, another nice touch. Finch and Jackson are brilliant in the roles, Murray Head acceptable, but less satisfying, and Peggy Ashcroft has a moment as Jackson's mother. This is just short of being a great Schlesinger picture, but still a very good, intelligent one. 3*** 1/2 out of 4

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