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Leather Boys (The)

UK, English, 108 mins

  • Director: Sidney J. Furie
  • Writer: Gillian Freeman
  • Producer: Raymond Stross

CGiii Comment

Kitchen sink drama and what it was like to be a teen in the early 60s - pretty damn grim by the looks of it.

It's is an engrossing tale of friendship and clandestine attraction - realistically done.

This is possibly The Crying Game of the 60s.

Now, it's not so subtle to shock...but, in its day...wow.

Unfortunately, few people make films with this amount of integrity.


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The(ir) Blurb...

Reggie and Dot are a young South London couple who get married before they really get to know each other. After the marriage, they quickly begin to drift apart. Dot seems content to pursue her own interests, until Reggie meets Pete, a fellow cyclist, and begins to explore his own identity.

Cast & Characters

Rita Tushingham as Dot;
Colin Campbell as Reggie;
Dudley Sutton as Pete;
Gladys Henson as Gran;
Avice Landone as Reggie's Mother;
Lockwood West as Reggie's Father;
Betty Marsden as Dot's Mother;
Martin Matthews as Uncle Arthur;
Johnny Briggs as Boy Friend;
James Chase as Les;
Geoffrey Dunn as Mr. Lunnis;
Dandy Nichols as Mrs. Stanley;
Elizabeth Begley as Woman Receptionist;
Valerie Varnam as Brenda;
Jill Mai Meredith as June

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