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Lunch Hour (1963)

| Comedy, Drama | 1963 (UK)
A young designer and a married executive may be about to start an affair. A series of lunch hours play out the relationship.

Director:

James Hill

Writers:

John Mortimer (story), John Mortimer (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Shirley Anne Field ... Girl
Robert Stephens ... Man
Kay Walsh ... Manageress
Hazel Hughes Hazel Hughes ... Auntie
Michael Robbins ... Harris
Nigel Davenport ... Personnel Manager
Neil Culleton Neil Culleton ... Little Boy
Sandra Leo Sandra Leo ... Little Girl
Peter Ashmore Peter Ashmore ... Lecturer
Vi Stevens Vi Stevens ... Waitress
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Storyline

A young designer and a married executive may be about to start an affair. A series of lunch hours play out the relationship.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1963 (UK) See more »

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Production Co:

Eyeline Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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The film was made over a period of four weeks on a budget of just £23,000. See more »

Quotes

Harris: Girls!
Man: What?
Harris: I said girls
Man: Oh, yeah
Harris: They can't spell, they can't type, they make 15 pounds a week, which took me the best part of my life to rise up to, and what use are they? Will you please tell me that, number two? They sit and read their horoscopes all day, they fill their desks with wet towels and flannels and toothpaste, they bung up the toilet with tea leaves, they burst into tears if you so much as mention the fact that they're half an hour late. What earthly use they are, I don't...
Man: ...
[...]
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Strange film
5 February 2016 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

Robert Stephens was a fine actor who sadly ruined his looks life and career through heavy drinking.I remember seeing him with Maggie Smith in Private Lives.Here he excels as the carrier's husband looking for a fling with a young designer played by a vivacious Sally Anne Field.The first half of the film is much better than the second half,if anything it becomes unbearably pretentious.Filmed at Marylebone studios that there are lots of scenes shot in the area.However I found the most nostalgic scene to be in the cinema where the beam from the projector shines through the smoke with the audience puffing away.I remember it well.


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