SATURDAY NIGHT & SUNDAY
D: Karel Reisz
Bryanston/Woodfall (Tony Richardson & Harry
W: Alan Sillitoe [based on his
DP: Freddie Francis
Ed: Seth Holt
Mus: Johnny Dankworth
Albert Finney (Arthur Seaton), Shirley Anne Field
(Doreen Gretton), Rachel Roberts (Brenda), Bryan Pringle (Jack), Norman Rossington (Bert), Hylda Baker (Aunt Ada)
Among the first of the Angry Young Man melodramas from Great
Britain at the beginning of the 1960's, setting of the UK's own new wave of filmmaking to rival the French.
Albert Finney stars as Arthur Seaton, a Nottingham factory
worker whose love life gets him in hot water as he embarks on an affair with a married woman, while also dating a younger local girl.
Very much a product of its time, but the excellent
performances of Albert Finney and Rachel Roberts still hold up strong.