Cinema: A Radiance

Girl with Green Eyes. She looks, at a glance, like somebody's stenographer. Ski-jump nose, ratty hair, teeth a bit askew. But a fuller inspection finds something special in the face, a radiance. The eyes have it. They are large, the eyes of a night animal. They shine in a night of their own like stars in a dark pool.

The eyes are the eyes of Rita Tushingham, the 22-year-old daughter of a Liverpool grocer who in her first screen role, the pregnant tomboy in A Taste of Honey (1962), played like an adolescent Duse but seemed almost too good to be true....

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