Spending his days at a factory bench, his Saturday evenings at the local pubs
and his Saturday nights with Brenda, the wife of another factory worker, Arthur
Seaton is determined to make the most of his money, and will accept no telling
him how to spend it.
He is not going to become a unit on the factory books or follow his father in letting television rule his evenings; and circumstances are not going to tame his truculent individuality. But responsibility touches Arthur when Brenda becomes pregnant. He takes her to see his Aunt Ada, hoping for helpful advice about an abortion, but without success. Meanwhile, he is simultaneously involved with Doreen, younger and more naïve than Brenda but with a hard-headed attitude towards marriage.
Jack, Brenda's husband, learns of the affair, and his soldier brother and a friend waylay Arthur after an evening at a fair and give him a severe beating. In a sense, Arthur recognizes that he has earned this punishment. Responsibility is catching up with him, and he will marry Doreen and settle on the new housing estate, but he will still remain the obstinate Arthur Seaton.
Please contact Prakash Reddy of the Hyderabad Film Club at 373-0841/373-0265 for further details.
Director: Karel Reisz
Cast: Albert Finney, Shiriey Anne Field, Rachel Roberts, Hylda Baker, Norman Rossington