Saturday Night and Sunday Morning 

Drama | English | 89 minutes

Info

Arthur Seaton,  a young machinist in a Nottingham factory, spends his weekends drinking and partying with his friends. He is also  having an  affair with Brenda, a woman married to his friend  at the factory. At the same time he falls in love with Doreen, a beautiuful woman closer to his age. Brenda notifies Arthur she’s pregnant and is certain the baby is his and not her husband’s. After attempts for an abortion fail, Arthur runs into Brenda at a fair. While in an amusement ride with her, he is seen  by Brenda’s brother-in-law and his friend. They attack Arthur and beat him badly. After recovering, Arthur decides to break off with Brenda and marry Doreen. Arthur and Doreen discuss prospects of a new life together but the free-living Arthur is torn. Is he ready to settle into  domestic life?  And what about Brenda’s baby, his baby? 

Cast
Albert Finney (Arthur Seaton) / Rachel Roberts (Brenda) / Shirley Anne Field (Doreen)
Why Stream This Film?
In 1999, the British Film Institute named Saturday Night and Sunday Morning the 14th greatest British film of all time.
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 87%
  • Metacritic Score: 56
Accolades
  • BAFTA Awards: Winner, Best British Film;  Best British Actress (Rachel Roberts); Best British Actor (Albert Finney)
  • National Board of Review: Listed, Top Ten Foreign Films of the Year
Director Karel Reisz’ experience in documentaries enables him to bring a sharp tang and authenticity to the film. The locations and the interiors have caught the full atmosphere of a Midland industrial town. Direced with integritty and insight.
VARIETY staff

VARIETY

A remarkably graphic picture that Karel Reisz has directed and photographed in an impressively sharp, explicit and often intimate style.
Bosley Crowther

The New York Times

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