Johnny flees Manchester for London, to avoid a beating from the family of a girl he has raped. There he finds an old girlfriend, and spends some time homeless, spending much of his time ranting at strangers, and meeting characters in plights very much like his own. Written by
John Hartnup <firstname.lastname@example.org>
When unbalance leads to submission
Did You Know?
The song sung by Johnny and Louise near the film's end, "Take me back to Manchester when it's raining", was one Mike Leigh
used to sing with his friends in Habonim ("the Builders"), the international socialist Jewish youth movement he joined as a schoolboy. After the film was released Leigh heard from a retired schoolmaster at Stand Grammar in Prestwich who had written the song for a school review in 1950. See more
[indicating a boomerang
I see your boomerang came back, then, love.
It's not my fucking boomerang.
References Play School