Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
A vivid portrait of a dissatisfied factory worker who embarks on an affair with an older, married woman.
Dir Karel Reisz
With Albert Finney, Shirley Anne Field, Rachel Roberts
If a single Woodfall film symbolised the company it may be the bristling story of Arthur Seaton (Albert Finney), the archetypal angry young man, trapped working in the Raleigh bicycle factory in Nottingham while pursuing an affair with an older, married woman. Vividly directed by Karel Reisz – a key figure of the Free Cinema documentary movement – it was the breakthrough of Finney, whose wild charisma gave British film an enduring new star.
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