Look Back in Anger (1980 film)

Look Back in Anger
Directed by Lindsay Anderson
David Hugh Jones
Produced by Don Boyd
Written by John Osborne (play)
Starring Malcolm McDowell
Lisa Banes
Fran Brill
Robert Burr
Raymond Hardie
Distributed by Warner Home Video
Release dates
Running time
100 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

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.[1]


  1. Blaise, Judd. "Look Back in Anger Overview". Allmovie. Retrieved 5 January 2009.
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