Miner (Richard Harris, pictured right with Rachel Roberts) finds success as a rugby player, but his macho tendencies prevent him finding peace of mind.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey
Lindsay Anderson's first feature film has an aura of documentary realism and is well-acted; and these strengths led to some extravagantly favourable reviews. It doesn't look as impressive today. The two leading characters are irritatingly self-destructive, and their world is so dourly depressing that it's hard to watch, let alone become involved. There's something anti-climactic about the film's message, which is muddled but seems to amount to that good old liberal standby "Only connect".