Look Back in Anger

Genre: Drama
Director(s): Leo Mittler
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
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Hey, don't let the

heat out, boy!

I didn't expect

to find you here.

What happened?

Her dad caught us

in the parlor.

"Her dad caught us

in the parlor."

You need

lessons, son.

Sally's a nice

girl, though.

Nice and common.

Common as dirt,

like me.

My dear wife spent the

evening writing home.

Here, boy! Ohh!

Come in,



miss drury

oh, you

naughty dog.

That stupid boy's got

them all soaked, Mr. Lewis.

That's mine, i think, Mr. Lewis.

Sorry. Ta,

Miss Drury.

A little read

before church.

I'll pluck

your ears off.

F. Jimmy, i'm trying to better myself

now, let me get on with it.

You horrible man. Come on, give it her!

Jimmy, come on, gimme that pap

give it to him,

for heaven's sake.

Jimmy, i

can't think.

She can't


You've never thought

in years, have you?


At why don't you leave all th

and sit down for a bit?

You look tired.

Oh, i won't be

much longer.

Yeah. She's a beautiful girl, isn't she?

That's what

they all tell me.

Wrap it up,

will you?

Stop ringing

those bells!

There's somebody

going mad in here!

I don't want

to hear them!

Ng. Oh, stop shouti

miss drury will be up in a minute.

I don't give a damn

for miss drury!

In any case, she's

probably in church by now

swinging on those

bloody bells.

Why sneer at people

who go to church?

Listen, that nice

old gentlewoman

doesn't fool me,

even if she

takes in you 2.

She's a foul-minded robber.

She bleeds us white

for this place as it is.

What about


How does mummy spend

her day of rest?

We usually go-

"thank you, dear vicar,

for the nice, cozy sermon.

And then she

tramples off

over better

men's graves,

home to an orgy

of curry.

Mummy and daddy

And brother nigel if he's up from town

you know her brother nigel?

No, i don't.

Well, you've never heard so

many well-bred commonplaces

come from beneath

the same bowler hat.

The platitude

from outer space-

that's brother nigel.

Why don't you

dry up, boy?

Wouldn't you say that

was her private property?

I like to know when

i'm being betrayed.

Letters from

her mother-

letters in which

i'm not mentioned,

because my name

is just a dirty word.

And what does

she do?

She writes long letters back to mummy

and doesn't mention me at all,

because my name is just

a dirty word to her, too.

The little

woman's family.

God help m e, i'll go out of my mind

if he doesn't stop

in a minute.

Why don't you?

That would be

something, anyway.

Oh, don't let the marquess of

queensberry manner fool you.

They'll kick you

in the groin

while you're handing

your hat to the maid.

Jimmy, please don't go on.

they're either militant,

like her mummy and daddy,

militant, arrogant,

and full of malice,

or else they're vague, like nigel...

and her.

Nigel and alison.

They're what

they sound like-

sycophantic, phlegmatic, and pusillanimous.

Big words.

Would you like to hear what they mean?

No, no, no,

not interested.

Soapy, stodgy, and dim.

Sounds like

a musical act.

Ladies and gentlemen,

those old favorites,

your friends and mine,

soapy, stodgy, and dim

bringing quips

and strips for you

for we may be

guilty, darling,

but we're both

insane as well.

Ladies and


as i was coming to the theater tonight,

a man comes up

to me and he says-

here! Have you

seen nobody?

Have i seen who? Have you seen nobody?

Of course i haven't seen nobody

kindly don't

waste my time.

Ladies and gentlemen, a

little recitation entitled

she was only a gravedigger's daughter

but she loved lying under the sod.

Are you quite sure you haven't seen nobody?

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Leo Mittler

Leo Mittler (1893–1958) was an Austrian playwright, screenwriter and film director. Mittler was born in Vienna, then the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, to a Jewish family. He attended the University of Music and Performing Arts and worked as a playwright and director in the German theatre. Mittler then switched to work in the booming German film industry during the silent era. Mittler's best known film as director was Beyond the Street (1929), a "street film" influenced by Soviet cinema. As well as his work in the German industry, Mittler also spent time at the American company Paramount's French language-subsidiary based at the Joinville Studios in Paris. Following the Nazi rise to power in 1933, Mittler spent many years in exile in several countries including Britain and France before settling in the United States during the Second World War. Mittler's career as a director had all but ended in the mid-1930s, after making the Stanley Lupino musical comedy Cheer Up (1936), but he worked occasionally as a screenwriter. Mittler wrote the original story of the MGM pro-Soviet film Song of Russia (1944) which was later investigated by HUAC for its alleged communist sympathies. Mittler returned to Germany post-war, and died there in 1958. Before his death, he worked for German theatre and television. more…

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