Saturday Night and Sunday Morning Movie Review 1960

Information and Film Reviews for Saturday Night and Sunday Morning the Movie

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This "kitchen sink" drama finds the 23-year-old Finney in star form as working-class Arthur Seaton, who's devoted to good times, spending his weekends with boozing, brawling, and willing women. He's having an affair with the older, married Brenda (Roberts) and pursuing the strictly moral Doreen (Field), who refuses to sleep with him without a commitment. Arthur thinks he's falling in love and is (eventually) ready for marriage but not without complications and not before warning Doreen that he's unlikely to completely change his carefree ways. Reisz's first feature film; Sillitoe adapted from his novel. Finney was voted the most promising newcomer at the British Academy's (BAFTA) awards.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 98 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Marriage, Pregnant Pauses, Romantic Triangles
Alan Sillitoe
Albert Finney, Rachel Roberts, Shirley Anne Field, Bryan Pringle, Norman Rossington, Hylda Baker, Robert Cowdra, Elsie Wagstaff, Frank Pettitt
Freddie Francis
Karel Reisz
John Dankworth
Tony Richardson, Woodfall Productions


British Acad. 1960: Actress (Roberts), Film; Natl. Bd. of Review 1961: Actor (Finney).

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