Brighton Rock

1947

Directed By

John Boulting

Synopsis

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.

Cast
Richard Attenborough, Carol Marsh, Hermoine Baddeley, William Hartnell
Other Credits

Written By Graham Greene

Release Date
28 February 2011
extras
  • New Interview with Rowan Joffe
  • 1954 NFT interview with Richard Attenborough and John Bouting
  • English SDH

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