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In Northern England, frustrated college dropout Jimmy Porter (Burton) plays music at a jazz club at night and by day works at a candy stall with partner Cliff Lewis (Raymond), who lives with Jimmy and his wife, Alison (Ure). Embittered by the strictures of working class life, Jimmy constantly insults and undermines Alison, whose family is upper class. However, when Alison invites her best friend, self-assured Helena (Bloom), to stay with them, Jimmy’s grievances threaten to boil over.

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