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A taste of honey / written by Shelagh Delaney, Tony Richardson ; produced and directed by Tony Richardson.

Richardson, Tony, 1928-1991 (screenwriter,, producer,, director.). Tushingham, Rita, 1942- (actor.). Melvin, Murray, 1932- (actor.). Bryan, Dora, Motion picture adaptation of (work). (actor.). Delaney, Shelagh, 1939-2011 Taste of honey. (Added Author).

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Brownstown PL - Brownstown ADVD TASTE d.1-2 (Text) 79361000099181 Adult Fiction DVDs Available -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library DVD DRAMA TAS (Text) 33187004099665 Digital Video Disc Available -
 : 47005, 47006 [ mh 2016-09-13 @ FCPLR ]
Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library DVD FIC TASTE (Text) 37500004240046 Movies Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Criterion Collection, [2016]

Content descriptions

General Note: Originally released as a motion picture in 1961.
Based on the play by Shelagh Delaney.
Essay by film scholar Colin MacCabe in container.
Features: new interviews with actors Rita Tushingham and Murray Melvin; audio interview with director and co-screenwriter Tony Richardson from the 1962 Cannes Film Festival; excerpt from a 1960 television interview with playwright Shelagh Delaney; interview from 1998 with cinematographer Walter Lassally; "Remaking British theater : Joan Littlewood and A taste of honey," a new piece about the film's stage origins, featuring an interview with theater scholar Kate Dorney; Momma don't allow (1956), a Free Cinema short film by Richardson, shot by Lassally.
Participant or Performer Note: Rita Tushingham, Murray Melvin, Dora Bryan, Robert Stephens, Paul Danquah.
Summary, etc.: When Jo becomes pregnant by a one-night stand with a black sailor, she moves in with her gay friend Geoffrey who helps her prepare for the baby, until Jo's overbearing mother reappears.
Target Audience Note: MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details Note: DVD, mono, wide screen 1.66:1.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note: For private home use only.
Language Note: In English with optional English subtitles.
Subject: Teenage pregnancy > Drama.
Interracial dating > Drama.
Gay men > Drama.
Mothers and daughters > Drama.
Delaney, Shelagh, 1939-2011 > Film adaptations.
Genre: Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Fiction films.

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