The Angry Silence (1960) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Angry Silence (1960)




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In this gripping British drama, a young factory worker encounters terrible trouble when he stands against his fellow union members who want to hold a wildcat strike. Soon he finds himself an outcast at work, and even his wife and children are affected by his stubbornness.

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Michael Craig
as Joe Wallace
Bernard Lee
as Bert Connolly
Alfred Burke
as Travers
Russell Napier
as Sid Thompson
Brian Bedford
as Eddie Barrett
Norman Bird
as Roberts
Beckett Bould
as Billy Armstrong
Alan Whicker
as Himself
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All Critics (5)

The industrial tensions that were lampooned in I'm All Right, Jack are treated with gravity and passion in a British drama starring Richard Attenborough...

November 13, 2019 | Full Review…

In many ways the factory world isn't unlike school: there is the same sort of gang-life, close proximity, and prefectorial system; above all a similar attitude to authority and a similar hatred for anyone who appears to be on its side.

July 13, 2018 | Full Review…

The film has several themes whose admixture and thorough working out, possible in a novel, are less ideally suited to the cinema. To cover them all successfully would demand a grasp that is as yet beyond Bryan Forbes', the scriptwriter's, capacities.

January 22, 2018 | Full Review…

If the film takes a broad brush approach to its issues of individual rights versus the collective - and dips into melodrama in terms of the violence portrayed - Attenborough is a master of subtle emotional shift.

February 3, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Before he became director (Gandhi), Attenborough excelled as actor, here giving a powerful performance in the British Oscar-nominated drama about a man who refuses to join his mates in labor strike.

March 21, 2012 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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