Brighton Rock

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Centring on the activities of a gang of assorted criminals and, in particular, their leader – a vicious young hoodlum known as "Pinkie" – the film's main thematic concern is the criminal underbelly evident in inter-war Brighton.

  1. Graham Greene

    Novel, Screenplay

  2. Terence Rattigan


  3. John Boulting


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  1. Richard Attenborough

    Richard Attenborough

    Pinkie Brown

  2. Carol Marsh

    Carol Marsh

    Rose Brown

  3. Hermione Baddeley

    Hermione Baddeley

    Ida Arnold

  4. William Hartnell

    William Hartnell


  5. Harcourt Williams

    Harcourt Williams


  6. Wylie Watson

    Wylie Watson


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 32m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • November 7, 1951
    Theatrical (limited)



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

Of course it’s true, these atheists don’t know nothing.

Brighton Rock is directed by John Boulting and written by Graham Greene (also 1938 novel) and Terence Rattigan. Produced by Roy Boulting, it stars Richard Attenborough, Carol Marsh, William Hartnell, Hermione Baddeley, Harcourt Williams and Wylie Watson. Music is scored by Hans May and cinematography is by Harry Waxman. Plot finds Attenborough as small time Brighton hoodlum Pinkie Brown, whose attempts to cover up a murder sees events spiral out of control for himself and those closest to him.

1947 was a good year for tough, gritty... read the rest.

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