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469 Ratings

A Taste of Honey

Directed by Tony Richardson
United Kingdom, 1961


This film version of Shelagh Delaney’s play follows the hopes and dreams of five people. Jo is the neglected 16-year-old daughter whose promiscuous mother marries a dandy. Jo gets pregnant after a tryst with a black cook, who leaves her over his impending responsibilities of fatherhood.

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A Taste of Honey Directed by Tony Richardson

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1962 | 2 wins including: Best Actor

National Board of Review

1962 | Winner: Top Ten Films

BAFTA Awards

1962 | 4 wins including: Best British Actress

1962 | 2 nominations including: Best Film from any Source

Directors Guild of America

1963 | Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

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