Hot Summer Night (1959)

02/01/1959 (GB) DramaRomance 1h 22m
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Jacko, a respected union man, is fighting for the promotion of a Jamaican colleague to chargehand, but when his daughter brings home her black boyfriend, he realises that racial prejudice is rife within his own home. This powerful drama exposes the deep-seated racial tensions hidden in British family life during the late 1950s. Written for the stage by Unity Theatre's Ted Willis, this television recording was filmed a few weeks after the play's successful West End run, and most of the stage cast repeat their roles here, including the terrific John Slater, Andree Melly and Lloyd Reckord. The drama's interracial kiss is probably the first to be shown on British TV.

  1. Ted Kotcheff

    Director

  2. Ted Willis

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. John Slater

    John Slater

    Jack Palmer

  2. Lloyd Reckord

    Sonny Lincoln

  3. Ruth Dunning

    Ruth Dunning

    Nell Palmer

  4. Scott Harrold

    Old Man

  5. Joyce Howard

    Judy Gomez

  6. Andrée Melly

    Andrée Melly

    Kathie Palmer

  7. Richard Walter

    Frank Stephens

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Hot Summer Night

Status Released

Original Language English

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