Film of the Day: Brighton Rock (1947)

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GRAHAME GREENE’S CLASSIC BRITISH FILM NOIR, DIRECTED BY JOHN BOULTING (I’M ALRIGHT JACK). THERE’LL NEVER BE ANOTHER BRIGHTON ROCK. (Optional irony)

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Pinkie: Have you ever been in love?
Rose: Oh yes.
Pinkie: You would have been. You’re green. You don’t know what it’s all about. I’ve watched it. I know love.

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Ida: Now listen, dear. I’m human, I’ve loved a boy or two in my time. It’s natural, like breathin. Not one of them’s worth it, let alone this fellow you’ve got hold of.

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Pinkie: [in a recording booth, making a disc for the doting, oblivious Rose] You wanted a recording of my voice, well here it is. What you want me to say is, ‘I love you’. Well I don’t. I hate you, you little slut…

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Small-town mobster, Pinkie Browne, comes unstuck when his path crosses that of ballsy ‘psychic’ and ‘actress’, Ida Arnold, who is determined to prove him a murderer…

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NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH:

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Brighton Rock (2010)

OR:

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