I wholeheartedly agree with DH Dixon (tho I am a couple of years late). I think this was one of Winner's best films. Full of life and vigour, but tinged with genuine pathos, and well acted. Personally I think this is possibly Reed's finest performence - he is restrained yet believable in his moodiness and violent streak. As for the ladies - Winner draws out terrific performences from them all..Jane Merrow, young as she was, shows great promise, Barbara Ferris - sexy and vulnerable, Julia Foster, a bit over written perhaps, but very good, and, my own favourite, Ann Lynn, so good as an unhappy woman married to the resident Theatre Comedian. The rest of the young cast are given and take every oportunity to show they have better things to come (John Alderton,David Hemmings,Pauline Munro, and the very youthful!! Harry Andrews, terrific in a small part). The sondtrack throbs with 6o's music (The Searchers) and newsreel of the time is cleverly inserted at various points to add atmosphere. The 16.9 print is excellent, and there is a most useful booklet. Also at last ODEON have included a very full cast list. Thankyou. I don't give 5 stars very often but I do so here because I just enjoyed every minute, but to be a bit cautious, this may be because of my age and I lived thru times like the ones shown (tho sadly not quite so exciting, and the girls were perhaps not so attractive).