- Original title
- Running time
- 97 min.
- United Kingdom
John Osborne, Nigel Kneale (Theater: John Osborne)
Oswald Morris (B&W)
Woodfall Film Productions (Distributor: British Lion Film Corporation)
Drama | Free Cinema
- Synopsis / Plot
- Archie Rice, a pathetic music hall comic, plagued by debts, manipulates those around him in a defiant and selfish attempt to survive against improbable odds. He drinks, makes crude philosophical jokes about sex and politics and humiliates his lamenting, gin-soaked wife. Archie lures his father, Billy Rice, out of retirement for a benefit performance which will ultimately bring financial aid to Archie and his impractical investments.
: Nominated for Oscar: Best Actor (Laurence Olivier)
: BAFTA Awards: 3 Nominations including Best British Actor (Olivier)
: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Actor (Laurence Olivier)
: Karlovy Vary Internacional Film Festival: Best Actor (Laurence Olivier)
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