Year: 1961
UK: BFI Collections
Cast: Rita Tushingham, Dora Bryan, Murray Melvin, Robert Stephens, Paul Danquah, David Boliver, Eunice Black, Margo Cunningham, A Goodman, John Harrison, Veronica Howard, Moira Kaye, Valerie Scarden, Rosalie Scase, Herbert Smith, Jack Yarker
Director: Tony Richardson
Country: UK
UK: 100 mins
UK Release Date: 11 October 2002


Rita Tushingham plays a teenager living with her mother (Dora Bryan) in Salford, England who has an affair with a black sailor, becomes pregnant and ends up being cared for by her homosexual friend (played by Murray Melvin). A classic, offbeat British drama from the early '60s, based on Shelagh Delaney's London and Broadway stage success that was awarded four BAFTA awards.