Look Back in Anger (1980 film)

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Look Back in Anger
Look Back in Anger DVD cover.jpg
Directed byLindsay Anderson
David Hugh Jones
Written byJohn Osborne (play)
Produced byDon Boyd
StarringMalcolm McDowell
Lisa Banes
Fran Brill
Robert Burr
Raymond Hardie
Distributed byShowtime
Release date
  • 1980 (1980)[1]
Running time
100 minutes
CountryUnited States

Look Back in Anger is a 1980 British film starring Malcolm McDowell, Lisa Banes and Fran Brill, and directed by Lindsay Anderson and David Hugh Jones. The film is based on John Osborne's play Look Back in Anger.


Look Back in Anger is about a love triangle involving an intelligent but disaffected young man Jimmy Porter (Malcolm McDowell), his upper-middle-class, impassive wife Alison Porter (Lisa Banes), and her snooty best friend Helena Charles (Fran Brill). Cliff (Raymond Hardie), an amiable Welsh lodger, attempts to keep the peace.



Lindsay Anderson, who had previously worked with Malcolm McDowell on if.... and O Lucky Man!, translated Ted Craig's Roundabout Theatre Company production (in which McDowell was starring) to the screen, and taped results in three days.[2]


  1. ^ O'Connor, John J. (29 March 1981). "TV View; CABLE OPERATORS INCREASINGLY LOOK TO THEATER". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  2. ^ Blaise, Judd. "Look Back in Anger Overview". Allmovie. Retrieved 5 January 2009.

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