Beneath the tawdry gaiety of the pubs and peep shows of a seaside town lurks a hidden underworld of danger and corruption, a world of protection rackets, mobs and the sudden vengeance of a cut-throat razor . . .
Graham Greene's masterly thriller, set in the mean streets of 1930s' Brighton, centres on Pinkie - the Boy - a sadistic teenage gangleader desperate to escape the brutal poverty of his childhood and driven by a calculating ambition that will stop at nothing - not even murder. But the death of a lonely journalist is the start of a fateful spiral of events. He lures the innocent Rose into this spell, aware that she is the only person who can testify against him; but he is not prepared for the hedonistic and justice-seeking Ida who takes up the challenge of bringing about Pinkie's downfall. This powerful and chilling tale of crime and retribution from one of the twentieth century's greatest writers stars Stephen Mackintosh as Pinkie, Kenneth Cranham as Cubitt, Maurice Denham as Spicer, Kate Williams as Ida and Claire Skinner as Rose.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 02 / 2001
- 141 x 108mm