The Angry Silence
The Angry Silence (1960)

In this gripping British drama, a young factory worker encounters terrible trouble when he stands against his fellow union members who want to hold a wildcat strike. Soon he finds himself an outcast at work, and even his wife and children… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1960
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The film has several themes whose admixture and thorough working out, possible in a novel, are less ideally suited to the cinema. To cover them all successfully would demand a grasp that is as yet beyond Bryan Forbes', the scriptwriter's, capacities.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

If the film takes a broad brush approach to its issues of individual rights versus the collective - and dips into melodrama in terms of the violence portrayed - Attenborough is a master of subtle emotional shift.

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Emanuel Levy

Before he became director (Gandhi), Attenborough excelled as actor, here giving a powerful performance in the British Oscar-nominated drama about a man who refuses to join his mates in labor strike.

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