Taste of Honey [Criterion Collection]

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Synopsis

Director Tony Richardson adapted the screenplay of A Taste of Honey from the "kitchen sink" stage play by Shelagh Delaney. Rita Tushingham plays a working-class British teenager, living with her drink-sodden, libertine mother Dora Bryan. Denied affection by her selfish mother, Tushingham is pushed further in the background when Bryan impulsively marries her latest boyfriend Robert Stephens. The girl takes a job at a shoe store, then moves in with her kindly homosexual employer Murray Melvin. The two lost souls live in harmony until Tushingham becomes pregnant after a casual affair with black sailor Paul Danquah. Melvin comes to the rescue by offering to look after the baby. This relatively blissful state of affairs is short-lived; before long, Tushingham's hateful mother, having been kicked out by Stephens, descends upon her daughter and her "family," with all her debilitating emotional baggage intact. A poignant denouement caps this riveting slice-of-life drama. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Product Details

Release Date
8/23/16 
Studio
Criterion
MPAA Rating
NR -- Not rated
Length
1 hour, 40 minutes
Sound
  • Dolby Digital Mono
Region
  • Blu-ray region A (North America, Central America, South America, Japan, Taiwan, North Korea, South Korea, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia)
Subtitles
  • English
Video Features
  • New interviews with actors Rita Tushingham and Murray Melvin
  • Audio interview with direcor and coscreenwriter Tony Richardson from the 1962 Cannes Film Festival
  • Excerpt from a 1960 television interview with A Taste of Honey playwright Shelagh Delaney
  • Interview from 1998 with cinematographer Walter Lassally
  • Remaking British Theater: John Littlewood and "A Taste of Honey," a new piece about the film's stage origins, featuring an interview with theater scholar Kate Dorney
  • Momma Don't Allow (1956), a Free Camera short film by Richardson, shot by Lassally
Number of Discs
2

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