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Brighton Rock (1947)

Brighton Rock (1947)

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Pinky, the psychotic, razor-toting gang leader, romances and marries a teenage waitress in order to keep her silent about one of his nefarious crimes.

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Cast

Carol Marsh
as Rose Brown
Alan Wheatley
as Fred Hale
George Carney
as Phil Corkery
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Critic Reviews for Brighton Rock

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (5)

Anyone interested after seeing this film [the 2011 version] should go straight to the 1947 original and the uncanny way in which the steadily decent and amiable Attenborough was so scary.

Full Review… | June 24, 2013
The New Republic
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A seedy noir, equal parts concealed-camera atmosphere and tense set pieces.

Full Review… | June 16, 2009
Village Voice
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This tends to prove that Britain can turn out a gangster picture as brutal as any Hollywood had devised.

Full Review… | November 20, 2008
Variety
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Brighton Rock is a classic example of filmmaking that remains hugely accessible despite its age...

Full Review… | February 28, 2011
What Culture

As brassy, boozy, and blonde entertainer Ida Arnold, [Hermione Baddeley] is a blast of smoky and stale music-hall air.

Full Review… | June 28, 2009
Film-Forward.com

A brutal look at the British underworld -- as seen through the amoral eyes of teenaged thug Pinkie Brown, played brilliantly by the 24 year-old Attenborough.

Full Review… | June 17, 2009
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Audience Reviews for Brighton Rock

Psychopathic gangster Pinkie Brown looks to put an end to suspicion above him, but seems cornered by his actions and his catholic guilt. British noir with arresting and moody visuals and well drawn characters, namely a young and fierce Richard Attenborough.

Pierluigi Puccini
Pierluigi Puccini

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½

An enjoyable film, but the storyline is a little one-dimensional. I have to admit to loathing those weak women portrayed in these type of films, but is obviously a sign of it?s time. Enjoyed the ending.

Lady D'arbanville
Lady D'arbanville

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½

Well-done Brit gangster flick in the style of Little Caesar and Public Enemy. Richard Attenborough is creepy as hell as the cold-blooded sociopath Pinky who lets a smitten waitress in on that he killed someone and then marries her so she can't rat on him. Attenborough will chill your spine with his performance -- brilliant move on his part to have his character NEVER blink -- and Hermione Baddeley is fun as the woman who was last with the man who is said to have committed suicide but she believes Pinky hit. This is my first Brit gangster film, and I'll have to seek out more them.

Cindy I
Cindy I

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