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Sign In. Edit A Taste of Honey Showing all 33 items. Audrey Hepburn was first choice for the lead in A Taste of Honey On its initial release, the film was supplemented by a study guide on the "causes and cures" of homosexuality. The guide Mado - Sam Mangwana - Megamix subsequently reprinted in Life magazine.
Shelagh Delaney was only 18 when she wrote her ground-breaking play. Despite winning Best Actor Murray Melvin and Best Actress Rita Tushingham prizes at Cannes, Dora Bryan and Tushingham went unrecognized and were barred from the film's celebration party until film critic Alexander Walker spotted them outside and was able to get them in. Rita Tushingham was selected from more than applicants. The song incorporates the following dialog from the play also used in the film : Geoffrey: The dream is gone.
Jo: But the baby's real. Rita Tushingham was working backstage at the Liverpool Rep when she spotted an ad for the auditions for this film. Hazel Blearswho later became a member of the UK parliament and a minister in Tony Blair 's government, appears in the film as a 5-year-old urchin along with her brother. She can be seen wearing a tartan skirt and playing with a ball during the films Endstille - Navigator credits.
Morrissey is a huge fan of this film and many lyrics from The Smiths 's songs are inspired by this film. Listen to 'This night has opened my eyes' and Taste Of Honey - The Road - The Road around the fountain'. The poem that the teacher recites is "Ode to a Nightingale" by John Keats. The film was quite controversial for its portrayal of a relationship between a white girl and a black man, Rita Tushingham and Paul Danquah.
When the Manchester Shipper and Manchester Pioneer were chosen to Come Back Baby - B.B.
King - The Soul Of in Shelagh Delaney 's novel "A Taste of Honey", it was not known that part of the plot involved a drunken seaman taking his girlfriend on board, and also involving a drunken first officer! When the premiere took place, the company had to take space in the programme to point out that Manchester Liners neither approved nor allowed such conduct.
Some of the scenes were filmed in the City of Manchester. The scene by the canal is in Ancoats. In the opening credits Bradford Pit can be seen and there are numerous shots of Bradford Gas Works the main love scene was filmed there The number 77 bus was a cross city bus along with the Taste Of Honey - The Road - The Road 57, starting at Pendlebury Taste Of Honey - The Road - The Road Swinton and travelling through Salford and Manchester to Thornley Park Denton Border or The Bull's Head at Reddish Stockport Border.
Both services were run jointly by Salford City and Manchester City buses until the mid sixties. Film debuts for Rita Tushingham and Paul Danquah.
They then ran across the road and appeared at the top of Lark Hill which is actually Taste Of Honey - The Road - The Road two hundred yards away further along the same road. Where Rita and Melvin were talking under a railway arch, before they ran down to catch the bus to the countryside, was shot under Stockport's viaduct in the Daw Bank area on the town. The old terraced houses and the fire station tower in the background have all been demolished.
It was simply cashing in on the success of the film. Jimmy says to Jo: "Dreamt about you last night - fell out of bed twice". Morrissey of The Smiths would later use these words on their first album on the track 'Reel around the fountain'.
Murray Melvin Geoffrey is the only actor to reprise his role from the original stage production for this film adaptation. Shelagh Delaney collaborated with Tony Richardson to write the screenplay for the movie version.
The origin of the children's rhyme heard in this film, Fool On The Hill - Various - Music With You In Mind Big Ship Sails", is sometimes linked to the opening of the Manchester Ship Canal in the Canal being the 'alley'.
The canal features in this film. However, there is no definite proof of the link. Jimmy's ship is the S. Manchester Shipper, owned by Manchester Liners, Ltd. She was built inand after WWII she was the first civilian merchant ship fitted with radar. She sailed mainly between Manchester and ports in eastern Canada.
She was scrapped at Trieste, Italy in Dora Bryanwho plays the mother, was known for her comedy roles in films People Of The Lie - KMFDM - Blitz back to Is this interesting?
Rita Tushingham receives an 'introducing' credit. The play of the same title upon which this film is based opened on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre, W. A revival in ran for performances. Director Tony Richardson saw a group of children playing in the street and wanted to use them in the background of a scene. He arranged this with their parents. On the day of filming, the children all turned up in their Sunday best clothes, so he had tell them to go home and get changed into their authentic "playing out" clothes.
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