Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

March 31

“Don’t let the bastards grind you down,” is the mantra of this belligerent portrait of working-class life, adapted from the novel by Alan Sillitoe. A defiant, hard-living factory worker juggles relationships with two women, one of whom is married to another man but pregnant with his child. Widely considered to be the most convincing of the British ‘angry young men’ dramas of the late Fifties/early Sixties.

BAFTA winner for Best British Film, Most Promising Newcomer 8Finney), Best British Actress (Roberts)

Starring : Albert Finney, Shirley Anne Field, Rachel Roberts, Hylda Baker

“It’s in black and white, or rather a grimy English factory grey, but Albert Finney is superbly colourful as Arthur, a defiant and raging young bull of a man, suffocating in a remorseless, working class purgatory.” Urban Cinephile

“Put working-class life on screen, bluntly and without condescension.” Rob Mackie, Guardian

Film Information

Title Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
Directed by Karel Reisz
Language English
Country UK
Genre drama
Classification PG
Running Time 89 mins
Release Year 1960
Subtitles No
Colour No (B&W)
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