1962 · London
by Schlesinger, John (director); Stan Barstow (novel); Keith Waterhouse, Willis Hall (screenwriter); Alan Bates (starring)
London: Vic Films / Governor Films, 1962. Final British Script for the 1962 film, based on the 1960 novel. Along with "Billy Liar" (1963), which he would make the following year, John Schlesinger's first feature film is perhaps the quintessential document of middle-class life in Northern England during the early 1960s. Bates plays a young and somewhat ambitious factory worker who becomes carelessly involved with a young woman and gets her pregnant, resulting in suffocating consequences for both parties.
Chartreuse, die-cut titled wrappers. Title page present, with credits for novelist Barstow and screenwriters Waterhouse and Hal. 161 leaves, mechanical duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus with light wear at the edges, bound with two silver brads. (Inventory #: 117915)