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Four in the Morning (1965)

Not Rated | | Drama | May 1965 (UK)
Drama which follows the parallel stories of two couples in crisis and their connection to a drowned woman found in a river.

Director:

Anthony Simmons

Writers:

Anthony Simmons (from a story by), Anthony Simmons (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ann Lynn ... Girl
Judi Dench ... Wife
Norman Rodway ... Husband
Brian Phelan Brian Phelan ... Boy
Joe Melia ... Friend
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Drama which follows the parallel stories of two couples in crisis and their connection to a drowned woman found in a river.

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Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1965 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A las cuatro de la mañana See more »

Filming Locations:

Putney, London, England, UK

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West One See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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This is not Judi Dench's film debut as is often mentioned. She appeared in a co-starring role in a 1964 film. See more »

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This 'lost' movie cries out to be seen
11 June 2016 | by MOscarbradleySee all my reviews

"Four in the Morning" was one of the key British kitchen-sink movies of the sixties and yet today it is virtually unknown and very little seen. It was basically a 'small' picture, (I first saw it on the bottom half of a double-bill with Peter Watkins' "The War Game", telling two stories, both involving young women, and set in London, (whereas most kitchen-sink films were set in the 'grim' North), unfolding over the course of one night. There is a third story of sorts, a kind of documentary in which the body of a young woman is taken from the Thames. Could this be one of the woman we've met in the other stories? The writer/director was Anthony Simmons who, despite living to the age of 93, had a very short career in cinema, (he moved onto television), and the women in question were Ann Lynn and a young Judi Dench who won a BAFTA as Most Promising Newcomer. It's a sad little film with no respite from the gloom and you wonder what audience Simmons had in mind, (when I first saw it there were only two of us in the cinema), and at times it's more in keeping with something made for television though personally I think it's more redolent of something Antonioni might have done, (there are moments when Ann Lynn is a dead ringer for Monica Vitti). Either way, it certainly didn't deserve its fate and it cries out to be seen.


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