Wednesday, 27 July 2011

LUNCH HOUR [1961]

Writer: JOHN MORTIMER ( play and screenplay)

Director: JAMES HILL

Producer: ALFRED SHAUGHNESSY, JOHN MORTIMER and HAROLD ORTON
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This is the story of a young man and woman (Robert Stephens and Shirley Anne Field) who meet at the factory where they work and fall in love.



The short time they spend alone together is during lunch hours where they are constantly frustrated in their attempts to have a kiss and a cuddle. Stephens' character attempts to solve this problem by booking a hotel room and attempting to avoid suspicion by telling the landlady an assortment of lies.


It seems such a shame that Field's character goes from a lovely girl with whom any young man would want to spend their lunch hour to a hallucinating crackpot who probably belongs in a straitjacket. Then again you never truly know your beloved until you have spent an hour together in a grubby little hotel room.


Starring: SHIRLEY ANNE FIELD, ROBERT STEPHENS and KAY WALSH

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0242622/
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