Lunch Hour (Re-Issue) DVD


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In this inventive and gripping drama, written by John Mortimer (Rumpole of the Bailey) and directed by James Hill (Black Beauty, Born Free), Shirley Anne Field (Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Alfie) gives an unforgettable, fiery performance as a young designer on the brink of an affair with a married male executive (Robert Stephens – The Shout, Comrades).

With its tightly-focused plot, telling the story of an illicit rendezvous in real time, Lunch Hour is presented here in a stunning, digitally remastered transfer, and is accompanied by a selection of director James Hill’s colourful and award-winning short films.


  • Skyhook (1958, 17 mins): the adventure of oil exploration, deep in the tropics of Papua New Guinea
  • Giuseppina (1959, 32 mins): a young girl observes different characters at her father’s rural petrol station
  • The Home-Made Car (1963, 28 mins): a man restores his dilapidated car, as a curious young neighbour watches

Cast and Crew:

Director: James Hill (Black Beauty, Born Free)

Cast: Shirley Anne Field (My Beautiful Laundrette, Alfie), Robert Stephens (Empire of the Sun, Romeo and Juliet), Kay Walsh (Oliver Twist, The Horse’s Mouth)



Product Details

  • Shirley Anne Field
  • James Hill
  • 2
Number of Discs:
  • 1
Run Time:
  • 63 mins approx.
  • BFI
Theatrical Release Year:
  • 1962
  • U

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