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Inadmissible Evidence (1968)

Approved | | Drama | 22 May 1969 (UK)
A lawyer's agonizing journey to the breaking point of his private and professional lives as he becomes more and more alienated from everyone connected with him.


Anthony Page


John Osborne (play), John Osborne (screenplay)
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »


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Credited cast:
Nicol Williamson ... Bill Maitland
Eleanor Fazan Eleanor Fazan ... Anna Maitland
Jill Bennett ... Liz
Peter Sallis ... Hudson
David Valla David Valla ... Jones
Eileen Atkins ... Shirley
Ingrid Boulting ... Jane (as Ingrid Brett)
Gillian Hills ... Joy
Isabel Dean ... Mrs. Gamsey
Clare Kelly Clare Kelly ... Mrs. Anderson
John Normington ... Maples
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lindsay Anderson ... Barrister
Penny Bird Penny Bird ... Sheila
June Brown June Brown ... Watson's Guest
Ishaq Bux Ishaq Bux ... Watson's Guest


A lawyer's agonizing journey to the breaking point of his private and professional lives as he becomes more and more alienated from everyone connected with him.

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Release Date:

22 May 1969 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Evidencia inadmisible See more »

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Woodfall Film Productions See more »
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1.85 : 1
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Film debut of Eileen Atkins. See more »


Referenced in John Osborne and the Gift of Friendship (2006) See more »

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Superannuated Angry Young Man
24 February 2012 | by howardmorleySee all my reviews

I do not like John Osbourne (JO) plays & films.His male characters are either sarcastic, unlikeable, boozy, pseudo-intellectual, aggressive, sex obsessed characters; and the women are passive, doormat, submissive, don't answer back types.It makes me wonder whether JO really liked women (misogynist?) despite marrying the actress Jill Bennett (who plays NW's mistress).This film really grated on me. Nicol Williamson (NW) at his legal office never seems to do a stroke of work while expecting others to do it for him while putting up with his boorish behaviour.His character has all the negative JO traits outlined above of "Angry Young Man", except he is no longer young.NW's character just sits around making old fashioned sexist remarks at work, while the "dolly birds" there seem to be equally sexually obsessed.Of course NW has a horrible relationship with his wife.NW smokes, drinks womanises, frequents strip joints, and is vile to his wife, daughter and dinner party guests alike.What on earth did the characters in this film see in NW's character and why did they persist in seeing him?In some ways "Inadmissable Evidence" (1968) reminded me of a British version of Jean- Luc Goddard's "Pierrot le Fou" (1965) with Jean-Paul Belmondo.

As a measure of light relief I spotted a young Dot Cotton (June Brown) of "Eastenders" and Uncle Fred (John Savident) lately of Coronation Street, at the dinner party scene.In the scene where he interviews a man charged with "importuning for an immoral purpose" even the man himself criticised NW for not making notes.There was even a suggestive, incestuous scene with his daughter just to add to the negative traits of this old fashioned anti-hero.JO's anti-heroes loved portraying and sneering at the middle classes, swigging wine at dinner parties and wanting an audience for their "clever" remarks and boorish behaviour.5/10

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