Shelagh Delaney adapted her own play for the screen to produce a landmark of the 'kitchen sink' school of drama that emerged in the wake of John Osborne's play Look Back In Anger. Rita Tushingham plays a Salford teenager who finds herself pregnant after a brief fling with a black sailor and flees her alcoholic mother. The brilliant Murray 'Rev. Runt' Melvin co-stars as her gay friend, Geoffrey. And the script is practically an urtext for Morrissey's early lyrics. Essential.