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Up the Junction (1968)

R | | Drama | 13 March 1968 (USA)
Addresses some of the major 60s social issues - a bored rich London-girl from Chelsea decides to go "slumming" in depressed Battersea, getting a flat and starts factory-work and makes friends... of which one has to get an illegal abortion.

Director:

Peter Collinson

Writers:

Roger Smith (screenplay), Nell Dunn (adapted from the book by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Suzy Kendall ... Polly
Dennis Waterman ... Pete
Maureen Lipman ... Sylvie
Adrienne Posta ... Rube
Liz Fraser ... Mrs. McCarthy
Linda Cole Linda Cole ... Pauline
Doreen Herrington Doreen Herrington ... Rita
Jessie Robins Jessie Robins ... Lil
Barbara Archer Barbara Archer ... May
Ruby Head Ruby Head ... Edith
Susan George ... Joyce
Sandra Williams Sandra Williams ... Sheilah
Michael Robbins ... Figgins
Michael Gothard ... Terry
Billy Murray ... Ray
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Movie version of the BBC TV play that first addresses some of the major social issues of the day. A girl from a rich family in Chelsea is bored and decides to go "slumming" in depressed Battersea. She gets a flat and starts working in a factory and makes some friends there. One of her friends is pregnant but abortion is illegal ... Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Don't get caught was what she wasn't taught. See more »

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

En la encrucijada See more »

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Production Co:

BHE Films, Crasto See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Lulu turned down the role of Rube. See more »

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Featured in Film Review: Backs British Films (1968) See more »

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Wailing Horn
Written by Mike Hugg and Manfred Mann
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A must for all 1960's fans!
24 March 2000 | by pha96lgcSee all my reviews

An absolute must see for all lovers of 1960's culture. Not only does it boast some of the decades finest actors, it has a beautiful soundtrack from Manfred Mann and the cinematography perfectly captures the feel of what it was like to live in that decade. The plotline also deals with some of the pressing social issues of the time as well, including a very sensitive portrayal of back street abortion, the only one coming even slightly close to the masterly "Alfie". Even watching this film now, I think you can really get a feel for what it was like to be young and working class in the 1960's. Great Stuff.


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