Brighton Rock stars Richard Attenborough (The Great Escape, Jurassic Park, Elizabeth) in perhaps his most iconic onscreen role as Pinkie: a small time hoodlum running a protection racket at a Brighton racecourse. Following the murder of a visiting journalist, Pinkie becomes involved with Rose (Carol Marsh) a café waitress and potentially dangerous witness. Marrying her seems to ensure her silence, but events escalate and eventually lead to Pinky’s undoing and a thrilling and memorable climax.
Also starring Hermoine Baddeley and William Hartnell (the first Dr Who), the film was adapted for the screen by Greene himself – who famously changed his own book’s ending.
Written By Graham Greene