A Taste of Honey

1961

A Taste of Honey

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This film version of Shelagh Delaney's play follows the hopes and dreams of five people. Jo is the neglected 16-year-old daughter whose promiscuous mother marries a dandy. Jo gets pregnant after a tryst with a black cook, who leaves her over his impending responsibilities of fatherhood.

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Cast

Rita Tushingham
as Josephine
Robert Stephens
as Peter Smith
Murray Melvin
as Geoffrey Ingham
Herbert Smith
as Shoe Shop Proprietor
Valerie Scarden
as Woman in Shoe Shop
Jack Yarker
as Ship's Mate
John Harrison
as Cave Attendant
A. Goodman
as Rag and Bone Man
Eunice Blalck
as Schoolteacher
Janet Rugg
as Girls on Pier
Sonia Stephens
as Girls on Pier
Eunice Black
as School Mistress
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Critic Reviews for A Taste of Honey

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (6)

  • A near-classic of postadolescent confusion and longing.

    Mar 20, 2017 | Full Review…
  • [A Taste of Honey] has an earthy gusto and sincerity that lift its somewhat downbeat theme and drab surroundings.

    Mar 26, 2009 | Full Review…

    Variety Staff

    Variety
    Top Critic
  • A perfect example of how the 'New British Cinema' of the late '50s and early '60s has dated and become almost unwatchable.

    Jun 24, 2006 | Full Review…

    Geoff Andrew

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • Freed from the constricting confines of the stage, the shining honesty, the trials, the disenchantment of the drama's low-born Lancashire principals have become all the more striking and true.

    May 20, 2003 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Tushingham's performance and lovely, open face are still a tonic.

    Nov 19, 2002 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Tony Richardson, who directed this mess, was once quoted as saying, "The British cinema is the worst in the world," and he was in a position to know.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…

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