Look Back in Anger

Look Back in Anger

Tony Richardson (1959)

PG Certificate


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Richard Burton smoulders as the ever-complaining Jimmy Porter in Tony Richardson's version of the John Osborne play, the epitome of the kitchen-sink drama that heralded the liberated Swinging Sixties. As the downtrodden, middle-class wife taking the brunt of his tirades, Mary Ure poignantly deserves better from life than a husband who believes the world owes him a living, because Burton makes the man totally unsympathetic. This emblem of its time is not to be missed.


A disillusioned cynic takes out his anger at the world by having an affair with his wife's best friend, causing untold misery for everyone he knows. Tony Richardson's adaptation of John Osborne's play, starring Richard Burton, Mary Ure and Claire Bloom.

Cast & Crew

Jimmy Porter Richard Burton
Alison Porter Mary Ure
Helena Charles Claire Bloom
Mrs Tanner Edith Evans
Director Tony Richardson

Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteAvailable on: video