Milestones: Battle of Britain

ALPHA BETA

Directed by ANTHONY PAGE Screenplay by E.A. WHITEHEAD

In Liverpool, in a house on Highgate Avenue, Frank and Nora Elliot pick at each other like vultures who cannot wait for death to sate their appetites. They tear away while the flesh is still warm.

Alpha Beta covers a decade in the Elliots' marriage, starting in the early 1960s on the day of Frank's 29th birthday and ending after their separation, with Nora first threatening, then retreating from suicide. Alpha Beta was originally a successful play by Scenarist Whitehead, and its three episodes still...

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