Jimmy Porter is a loud, obnoxious man, rude and verbally abusive to his wife, Alison. Alison comes from an upper class family that Jimmy abhors and he berates Alison for being too reserved and unfeeling. Jimmy is college educated but works with a partner, Cliff Lewis, as a street vendor operating a candy stall. Cliff lives with Jimmy and Alison and is close friends with both. When Jimmy pushes Alison while she is at the ironing board she is burned. Alison visits her doctor where it is revealed that she is pregnant. She asks him if it is too late to do something about it but the doctor immediately tells her never to mention such an idea. When Jimmy leaves for work, Alison confides to Cliff that she is pregnant. She is frightened of Jimmy's reaction to this news, and has not told him. Jimmy is visited by his childhood nanny, Mrs. Tanner, whom Jimmy loves and calls "Mom." Alison tries to tell Jimmy of the pregnancy but is frustrated when Jimmy insults her for being cool towards Mrs. ...
Claire Bloom....Helena Charles
Mary Ure....Alison Porter
Edith Evans....Mrs. Tanner
Gary Raymond....Cliff Lewis
Glen Byam Shaw....Colonel Redfern
Phyllis Neilson-Terry....Mrs. Redfern
Jane Eccles....Miss Drury
Anne Dickins....Girl A.S.M
John Dearth....Pet Stall Man
Nigel Davenport....1st. Commercial Traveller
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