The Revolutionary


1h 40m 1970

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Political
Adaptation
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
New York opening: 15 Jul 1970
Production Company
Pressman-Williams Enterprises, Inc.
Distribution Company
United Artists Corp.
Country
United States
Location
London, England, United Kingdom
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The Revolutionary by Hans Koningsberger (New York, 1967).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (DeLuxe)

Synopsis

In an unspecified country, a radical student called "A" is disenchanted with the university leftist group to which he belongs because of its policy of cooperation with the system it wishes to change. He abandons it and his girl friend Anne to join a more militant group led by Despard, a radical factory worker. Working hard to foment a general strike, he is forced to go into hiding when the government enforces a crackdown on radical activities. He is drafted by the army, but when he finds that he will be sent to put down a workers' strike, he deserts and finds shelter with Helen, a pretty bourgeois woman whom he had met earlier. Soon A becomes dissatisfied with Despard's group, which has become very careful due to increased government pressure, and he agrees to join Leonard, a fanatic far-left activist planning to assassinate a judge. A's part in this conspiracy is to detonate a second bomb in case Leonard's bomb does not explode. After the judge has sentenced several convicted strikers, Leonard's bomb malfunctions, and A is left holding the bomb and facing the judge.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Political
Adaptation
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
New York opening: 15 Jul 1970
Production Company
Pressman-Williams Enterprises, Inc.
Distribution Company
United Artists Corp.
Country
United States
Location
London, England, United Kingdom
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The Revolutionary by Hans Koningsberger (New York, 1967).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (DeLuxe)

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

Filmed on location in London.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer July 1970

A college student, disillusioned with university politics, quits school and joins a socialist, pro-labor organization, but, as their activities are illegal, he must find a hiding place. He does--in the Army, but soon is called on to squash the group he fought for, so he goes AWOL and rejoins the cause of the underground.

Released in United States Summer July 1970