The Angry Silence (1960)





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In this gripping British drama, a young factory worker encounters terrible trouble when he stands against his fellow union members who want to hold a wildcat strike. Soon he finds himself an outcast at work, and even his wife and children are affected by his stubbornness.
Art House & International , Classics , Drama
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Valiant Pictures

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Michael Craig
as Joe Wallace
Bernard Lee
as Bert Connolly
Alfred Burke
as Travers
Laurence Naismith
as Martindale
Russell Napier
as Sid Thompson
Brian Bedford
as Eddie Barrett
Brian Murray
as Gladys
Norman Bird
as Roberts
Beckett Bould
as Billy Armstrong
Edna Petrie
as Harpy
Lloyd Pearson
as Howarth
Norman Shelley
as Seagrave
Daniel Farson
as Himself
Alan Whicker
as Himself
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All Critics (2)

If the film takes a broad brush approach to its issues of individual rights versus the collective - and dips into melodrama in terms of the violence portrayed - Attenborough is a master of subtle emotional shift.

Full Review… | February 2, 2016
Eye for Film

Before he became director (Gandhi), Attenborough excelled as actor, here giving a powerful performance in the British Oscar-nominated drama about a man who refuses to join his mates in labor strike.

Full Review… | March 21, 2012

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