Cinema: Saxon Revolt

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning [Woodfall; Continental). "I'm me and nobody else. Whatever people say I am. that's what I'm not. Because they don't know a bloody thing about me. I'm a six-foot prop that wants a pint o' beer, that's what." With this Teddy-boyish declaration of grog-on-ice independence, the "Saxon Revolt" that is currently burning up the grass roots of British literature breaks out with brawling and exhilarant abandon on the screen. Adapted by Alan Sillitoe from his rumbustiously original first novel, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning is easily the best British movie since Room at the Top—a loud, hilarious,...

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