Directed by John Schlesinger (1962) In a grey Northern industrial town, Alan Bates, in his first starring role is plays an up-and-coming draughtsman in a large firm, lives with his housewife mum and engine driver dad, talks non-stop about "birds" with his mates, cheers on the local football team (Bolton), pursues "mucky" books, but has eyes for the blonde, "untouchable" typist newcomer June Ritchie's Ingrid. The film won the Golden Bear, Berlin Film Festival. 

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