A gritty, depressing portrait of former coal miner Frank Machin (Harris), who breaks into the violent world of professional rugby, and whose inability to handle social differences causes problems. He begins an affair with widow Mrs. Hammond (Roberts), from whom he rents a room, but finds they are capable of only a physical attachment. One of the best of the British early '60s working-class angry young man melodramas.
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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 134 minutes.
Originally from British.
British Acad. 1963: Actress (Roberts); Cannes 1963: Actor (Harris).
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