Brighton Rock (1947)

Brighton Rock (1947)

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Richard Attenborough, Hermione Baddeley, William Hartnell

John Boulting


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This classic Graham Greene story stars Richard Attenborough (The Great Escape,
Jurassic Park, Elizabeth) in his most iconic onscreen role as Pinkie: a small time
hoodlum running a protection racket at a Brighton racecourse. Following the
murder of a visiting journalist, Pinkie pursues a café waitress, Rose, (Carol Marsh)
a potentially dangerous witness to his crime. Marrying her seems to ensure her
silence, but events escalate and a trail of killings and double-crossings eventually
lead to Pinkie’s undoing and a thrilling and memorable climax. Also starring
Hermione Baddeley and William Hartnell, the film was produced and directed
by the Boulting Brothers.

Interview with Rowan Joffe

John Boulting & Richard Attenborough interviewed  at the NFT in 1954