Up the Junction (1968) - Rotten Tomatoes

Up the Junction (1968)





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Based on a popular British novel by Nell Dunn, Up the Junction was a made-for-TV movie in 1965 before being remade for theatrical release in 1968. It features Suzy Kendall as Polly, an upper-class Chelsea girl who decides to relieve her boredom by slumming in a working-class section of London called Battersea. She gets a job in a candy factory and becomes friends with co-workers Rube (Adrienne Posta) and Sylvie (Maureen Lipman), two sisters. Polly takes up with Peter (Dennis Waterman), who dreams of leaving Battersea and becoming rich. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi

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Alfie Bass
as Charlie
Linda Cole
as Pauline
Ruby Head
as Edith
Queenie Watts
as Mrs. Hardy
Lockwood West
as Magistrate
Mark Ross
as Policeman
Yvonne Manners
as Hotel Receptionist
Harry Hutchinson
as Hotel Porter
Larry Martyn
as Barrow Boy
Michael Martin
as Police Inspector
Derek Ware
as Ted's Friend
Liz Fraser
as Mrs. McCarthy
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Critic Reviews for Up the Junction

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

It is rare to find a portrayal of a gentle young man without any air of effeminacy or saintliness. Dennis Waterman does the whole difficult thing exactly right.

January 9, 2018 | Full Review…

[It assumes] good acting is the automatic result of a deep, uncritical, tough, saccharine grubbiness.

June 17, 2019 | Full Review…

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