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Say Hello to Yesterday

Say Hello to Yesterday

Alvin Rakoff (1971)

PG Certificate


Our Score
The beautiful and witty Jean Simmons is the only reason to watch this dreadful, Swinging Sixties effort. Simmons plays a bored housewife from the stockbroker belt who takes the train to London and is hounded by a young dropout, played by Zeffirelli's Romeo, Leonard Whiting. He wants to seduce her and pursues her across London to her mother's house; amazingly, the mother says "go on dear, have a fling". This is Brief Encounter in the style of Blow-Up, taking a tourist's-eye view of London before settling down to its chaste sex scene and Antonioni-esque finale of cold alienation. Needless to say, the characters have no names. Very trendy, that.


Two strangers from different backgrounds meet on a train, and a romance blossoms that takes them away from their unhappy lives. Comedy drama, with Jean Simmons and Leonard Whiting.

Cast & Crew

Woman Jean Simmons
Boy Leonard Whiting
Woman's mother Evelyn Laye
Director Alvin Rakoff

Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Josef Shaftel Prods Ltd Available on: Available on DVD

Comedy Drama

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