My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Saturday Night And Sunday Morning

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(out of 5)


The Angry Young Man genre of British filmmaking rarely did better than this excellent melodrama set in a working class town.  gives a starmaking performance as a factory worker who uses his free time to enjoy a drink at the local pub and charm the ladies with his good looks and aloof manner. He is also having an affair with his co-worker’s wife (), a liaison that wears thin when he meets a beautiful young woman () who could actually be for keeps. Karel Reisz’s unsentimental direction and the gritty screenplay are way ahead of the more soap-operatic Room At The Top, with marvelous performances that would lay the groundwork for more of the same kind of British New Wave films in the decade to come.


Woodfall Film Productions

United Kingdom, 1960

Directed by

Screenplay by , based on his novel

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by ,

Film Editing by

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