"The Angry Silence" Is Released

The Angry Silence is a 1960 British drama film directed by Guy Green and starring Richard Attenborough.

Screenwriter Bryan Forbes won a BAFTA Award and an Oscar nomination for his contribution.

The story is about a factory worker who refuses to take part in an unofficial strike and is ostracised by the other workers.

Richard Attenborough stars in this British drama as Tom Curtis, an ordinary man with a job in a factory. A new employee, Travers (Alfred Burke), begins complaining about conditions at the plant and stirs up disharmony among his fellow workers. Tom thinks that there's something fishy about Travers and his methods, and when Travers decides to call a wildcat strike, Tom refuses to participate and makes a point of standing his ground. However, Travers and his ideas have attracted a groundswell of support in the factory, and Tom soon finds himself on the outs with his fellow employees as Travers drifts off to make trouble at another factory. Tom, however, still has to deal with the angry reprisals of the men, and his wife Anna (Pier Angeli) doesn't understand why he continues to hold so unpopular an opinion at the expense of his safety and well-being. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide