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Up the Junction (1968)

R | | Drama | 13 March 1968 (USA)
Addresses some of the major 60s social issues - a bored rich London-girl from Chelsea decides to go "slumming" in depressed Battersea, getting a flat and starts factory-work and makes friends... of which one has to get an illegal abortion.

Director:

Peter Collinson

Writers:

Roger Smith (screenplay), Nell Dunn (adapted from the book by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Suzy Kendall ... Polly
Dennis Waterman ... Pete
Maureen Lipman ... Sylvie
Adrienne Posta ... Rube
Liz Fraser ... Mrs. McCarthy
Linda Cole Linda Cole ... Pauline
Doreen Herrington Doreen Herrington ... Rita
Jessie Robins Jessie Robins ... Lil
Barbara Archer Barbara Archer ... May
Ruby Head Ruby Head ... Edith
Susan George ... Joyce
Sandra Williams Sandra Williams ... Sheilah
Michael Robbins ... Figgins
Michael Gothard ... Terry
Billy Murray ... Ray
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Movie version of the BBC TV play that first addresses some of the major social issues of the day. A girl from a rich family in Chelsea is bored and decides to go "slumming" in depressed Battersea. She gets a flat and starts working in a factory and makes some friends there. One of her friends is pregnant but abortion is illegal ... Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Make people happy with your money. Spend it. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

En la encrucijada See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

BHE Films, Crasto See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Lulu turned down the role of Rube. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Making of 'The Italian Job' (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Walking Round
Written by Mike Hugg and Manfred Mann
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A likeable if dated view of working class London life.
26 April 2000 | by clive-24See all my reviews

A very likeable if dated view of working class 60's London viewed the eyes of upper crust Polly Dean. Several tough and controversial issues (illegal abortions & wife beating) are covered which must have been brave at the time that the film was made. Strangely prophetic in the 'gentrification' of Battersea (one of the up-areas in recent property prices). Having been in the year I was born, I cannot fully comment on the authenticity of this films view of 60's life. However from my perspective and that of older relatives it is fairly accurate. The soundtrack (by Manfred Mann) is a superb slab of sixties beat\psychedelia. The characters are very likeable and the film is in my opinion a good introduction for any scholar of the period. 9/10


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