Rattle of a Simple Man


1h 36m 1964

Brief Synopsis

When a group of northern soccer fans are down in London for the Cup Final one of their number winds up with a lady of the night. As they talk, the unsophisticated and naive lad starts to believe he has found true love.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1964
Premiere Information
New York opening: 20 Dec 1964
Production Company
Sydney Box Associates;
Distribution Company
Continental Distributing, Inc.
Country
United Kingdom
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Rattle of a Simple Man by Charles Dyer (London, 19 Sep 1962).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

Synopsis

Percy Winthram, a 39-year-old virginal bachelor who is an avid football fan, comes to London to see the Cup Final. Before his scheduled bus trip back to Manchester, he joins his friends Ginger, Chalky, Ozzie, and Fred, a rowdy group of Manchester millworkers, for a night on the town. In a Soho striptease club, Ginger insults Cyrenne, an attractive, blonde, Italian bar hostess/prostitute, and soon Percy's companions trick him into wagering his motorcycle against £50 that he will take her home and sleep with her. Cyrenne overhears this and playfully lets Percy escort her home. Percy's inhibitions overcome him when Cyrenne begins to undress and invites him to bed, and the two end up talking through the night. During the conversation, Percy begins to shed his timidity while Cyrenne's earlier claims of an aristocratic background are revealed as a fantasy she employed to conceal her sordid family life. They finally agree to go away on a holiday together, and, if all goes well, to get married. Before dawn, Percy races away to catch his bus, but a view of Cyrenne's face on an advertisement compels him to stop the bus, leave his friends, and hurry back to her.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1964
Premiere Information
New York opening: 20 Dec 1964
Production Company
Sydney Box Associates;
Distribution Company
Continental Distributing, Inc.
Country
United Kingdom
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Rattle of a Simple Man by Charles Dyer (London, 19 Sep 1962).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

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Notes

Released in Great Britain in 1964; running time: 96 min.