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Release Date: January 1st, 1958

DVD Release Date: December 11th, 2001

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary
In Northern England, frustrated college dropout Jimmy Porter (Richard Burton) plays music at a jazz club at night and by day works at a candy stall with partner Cliff Lewis (Gary Raymond), who lives with Jimmy and his wife, Alison (Mary Ure). Embittered by the strictures of working-class life, Jimmy constantly insults Alison, whose family is upper class. When Alison invites her best friend, self-assured Helena (Claire Bloom), to stay with them, Jimmy's grievances threaten to boil over.

Cast: Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Edith Evans, Mary Ure, Gary Raymond, Glen Byam Shaw, Donald Pleasence

Director: Tony Richardson

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Orion Pictures, Woodfall Film Productions

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Hospital, Wife, Father, Gritty, Doctor, 1950s, Pursuit, Best friend, Dark, Family, House


Nominated Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1958)
Nominated British Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1958)