Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

Synopsis: Arthur, one of Britain's angry young men of the 1960s, is a hardworking factory worker who slaves all week at his mindless job for his modest wages. Come Saturday night, he's off to the pub for a loud and rowdy beer session. With him is Brenda, his girlfriend of the moment. Married to a fellow worker, she is nonetheless captivated by his rugged good looks and his devil-may-care attitude. Soon a new love interest Doreen enters and a week later, Brenda announces she's pregnant. She tells Arthur she needs money for an abortion, and Arthur promises to pay for it. By this time, his relationship with Doreen has ripened and Brenda, hearing of it, confronts him. He denies everything, but it's obvious that their affair is all but over.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Karel Reisz
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
  Won 3 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 7 wins & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
89 min

Don't let's stay down here too long.

Let's go upstairs.

Come on.

I wish Jack would bring your lad

from Skeggy every week.

I'll bet you do.

He'll be gone till tomorrow.

Best make the most of it.

- Don't worry.

- Can't you wait till we get upstairs?

Come on, Brenda, wake up, duck.

That's nice.

What's the time, luv?

It's half past 11:00.


You're having me on again.

Of all the liars,

you're the biggest I've ever known.

I always was a liar, a good one and all.

Liars don't prosper.

It's only 10:


What a time we had last night.

It seems years.

You're lovely Brenda.

Pour us some more tea, duck.

It's thirsty work, falling down stairs.

Two, ain't it?


You're good to me Brenda, luv.

And don't think I don't appreciate it.

It'll be the last breakfast you have

in this house if you don't hurry.

Jack will be home soon.

No more kiss and cuddle if he sees you.

- When shall I see you again?

- I don't know. Not for a while.

We don't want Jack catching on, do we?

What about the welfare club?

Can't we meet there for a change?

Tell him you're in the dance team.

He'll believe you.

I don't know. Work next week.

I'll be hard at it,

sweating me guts out at that lathe.

It's a hard life if you don't weaken.

No rest for the wicked.

Come on, hurry up, will you, please?

He's coming on the bike, I think.

Get a move on.

- I'll see you.

- Get going, will you?

Hello, Mum!

Come on, Tommy,

let's get your clothes off.

Give us that.

How did my duck

get on at the seaside?

Have a nice time?

- We had a good time, didn't we?

- Smashing.

I didn't expect you back so soon.

We had a clear run

all the way down from Lincoln.

Who's in there?

Nobody as I know.

Perhaps a cat got in.

- He was on the run, remember?

- He settled her, though.

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Alan Sillitoe

Alan Sillitoe (4 March 1928 – 25 April 2010) was an English writer and one of the so-called "angry young men" of the 1950s. He disliked the label, as did most of the other writers to whom it was applied. He is best known for his debut novel Saturday Night and Sunday Morning and early short story The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, both of which were adapted into films. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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