A Taste of Honey

A Taste of Honey

Tony Richardson (1961)

96min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This ground-breaking movie of its time, based on Shelagh Delaney's play, stars the mousey Rita Tushingham in her screen debut as the unwanted teenage daughter of Dora Bryan, a hilariously vulgar Salford lass who is being courted by flash and pimpish Robert Stephens. Our Rita is saved from her living hell by two social exiles - a black sailor, who makes her pregnant, and a homosexual who makes her happy - until the poverty trap snaps shut around her. Set in dank bedsits amid the grimy smokestacks, polluted canals and the tacky prom at Blackpool, this movie - a romance of sorts, and a comedy - survives as a priceless record of England and English attitudes in 1961.

Summary

A girl gets pregnant by a sailor and finds comfort with a homosexual friend. Drama, starring Rita Tushingham and Robert Stephens.

Cast & Crew

Helen Dora Bryan
Jo Rita Tushingham
Peter Smith Robert Stephens
Geoffrey Ingham Murray Melvin
Jimmy Paul Danquah
Director Tony Richardson
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: BFIGuidance: Some swearingAvailable on: video and DVDReleased on: 11 Oct 2002
Drama