Director Tony Richardson's film adaptation of the acclaimed "working class" stage drama gave Rita Tushingham her star-making opportunity as Jo, a shy, plain teenager sharing a squalid flat in an industrial town with her abrasive, alcoholic mother Helen (Dora Bryan). A fateful one-night stand with a black sailor (Paul Danquah) leads Jo to set off on her own, but can she escape Helen’s influence? Murray Melvin, Robert Stephens also star. 100 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; bonus documentary "Momma Don’t Allow" (1956); featurettes.