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Brighton Rock (1947) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by John Boulting and produced by Roy Boulting and Peter De Sarigny.

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Brighton Rock (1947) Grahame Greene’s Seedy Side of England

By 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 14, 2019 From 4 Star Films

Brighton Rock, based on a Graham Green novel from 1938, opens with a disclaimer about the proceeding content. Great pains are made to differentiate the place depicted within the frames of the film — set before WWII — and Brighton circa 1947. The only reason such a note would be necessary... Read full article


Brighton Rock (1947)

By Beatrice on Feb 17, 2015 From Flickers in Time

Brighton Rock Directed by John Boulting Written by Graham Greene and Terrence Rattigan from the novel by Greene 1947/UK Charter Film Productions First viewing/Amazon Instant Ida: I’ve never changed. It’s like those sticks of rock. Bite one all the way down, you’ll still read Bri... Read full article


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Pinkie Brown: [on the record he made earlier] You wanted a recording of my voice, well here it is. What you want me to say is 'I love you'...
Pinkie Brown: [the record - scratched when he tried to destroy it - suddenly jumps] ... I love you... I love you... I love you... I love you...
[Fin. Last lines]


Rose: People change.
Ida: I've never changed. It's like those sticks of rock. Bite one all the way down, you'll still read Brighton. That's human nature.


Colleoni: You see the gold on them furnitures? Napoleon stayed here with Eugenie.
Pinkie Brown: Who's she?
Colleoni: Oh, some foreign palone.


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Facts about

Brighton Borough Council refused permission for use of the race course because of the damage association with gang crime would do to the town's image (see the on-screen disclaimer at the start of the film).
"You are Colly Kibber and I claim the Daily Messenger prize" -- this was actually paraphrasing The News Chronicle who had a promotional character called Lobby Ludd who toured seaside towns giving away £5 notes when being successfully challenged.
The film was meant to end with Rose listening to the poisonous recording made by Pinkie, which contained the line, "You asked me to make a record of me voice; well, here it is. What you want me to say is 'I love you'. Here's the truth: I hate you, you little slut..." However, author-screenwriter Graham Greene felt the ending would be vetoed by the British Board of Film Censors so he wrote a happy ending. In this version, the film ends with the record needle getting stuck and repeating the phrase "I love you..." The camera then tilts up to a crucifix, suggesting Rose's salvation. Greene has been quoted as noting: "Anybody who had any sense would know that next time Rose would probably push the needle over the scratch and get the full message."
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