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Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)

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The emotional intricacies of a polyamorous relationship between young artist Bob and his two lovers: a lonely male doctor and a frustrated female office worker.

Director:

John Schlesinger

Writer:

Penelope Gilliatt (screenplay)
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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Finch ... Daniel Hirsh
Glenda Jackson ... Alex Greville
Murray Head ... Bob Elkin
Peggy Ashcroft ... Mrs. Greville
Tony Britton Tony Britton ... Mr. Harding
Maurice Denham ... Mr. Greville
Bessie Love ... Answering Service Lady
Vivian Pickles ... Alva Hodson
Frank Windsor ... Bill Hodson
Thomas Baptiste ... Prof. Johns
Richard Pearson ... Patient
June Brown June Brown ... Woman Patient
Hannah Norbert Hannah Norbert ... Daniel's Mother
Harold Goldblatt Harold Goldblatt ... Daniel's Father
Marie Burke ... Aunt Astrid
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Storyline

Divorced working woman Alex and well-to-do Jewish family doctor Daniel Hirsh share not only the same answering service but also the favours of young Bob Elkin who bed-hops between them as the mood takes him. Both Alex and Dr Hirsh are aware of the other's existence but prefer to live with the situation rather than risk losing Elkin completely. But a wet winter weekend in London can be difficult. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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It's about three decent people. They will break your heart.

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Drama

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R | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

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English | Italian | Hebrew | French

Release Date:

21 September 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bloody Sunday See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Billy Williams, the film's cinematographer, had also shot Glenda Jackson's Oscar-winner "Women in Love" the previous year. See more »

Quotes

Alex: I've had this business: "Anything is better than nothing." There are times when nothing *has* to be better than anything.
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Referenced in Red Oaks: Memories (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Here We Go Loopty Loo
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Children's song
[Played on the phonograph during the montage of Alex and Bob playing with the Hodson children.]
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Should have received a Best Picture nomination
6 August 2002 | by imt206See all my reviews

I recently saw Sunday, Bloody Sunday and thought it was brilliant. I was suprised it came out in 1971, it is definitely ahead of its time. The highlight of the movie is Peter Finch's role - it took guts to take a role like this back then. I'm glad he eventually went on to win the oscar for Network.


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