The Angry Silence (1960)

TV-14   |    |  Drama

The Angry Silence (1960) Poster

A young factory worker decides to stand up against his workmates and fellow union members when they want to hold a wildcat strike.

Add this title to your Watchlist
Save movies and shows to keep track of what you want to watch.



  • Richard Attenborough and Pier Angeli in The Angry Silence (1960)
  • Richard Attenborough and Pier Angeli in The Angry Silence (1960)
  • Richard Attenborough and Michael Craig in The Angry Silence (1960)
  • The Angry Silence (1960)
  • The Angry Silence (1960)

See all photos

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review

User Reviews

12 June 2009 | grahamcombs
| A rare and first-rate film about union politics and business complacency.
I saw this film in my first year in law school in New York in 1991. A prior comment calls the film "right wing." Unfortunately, given the subsequent events in Britain in the 1970s and contemporary events in Detroit right now, it is prescient. Lord Attenborough's character faces a labor high noon many encounter in a union shop. One older worker in the film wants only to make a product that he is proud of. A pride that forces in the union movement obstruct. Anyone compelled to join a union by organizers who hire on only to unionize, will appreciate this film. I know. I've been there -- twice. White collar and blue collar jobs. That the film was made at all is amazing. But this often grim picture does have a comedic sibling -- the equally brilliant I'M ALL RIGHT JACK with Ian Carmichael and Peter Sellars. See both and you will understand what happened to Britain as well as too much of industrial America. If corporate greed has a partner, it is union executives who throw their members under a bus to save their jobs. THE ANGRY SILENCE should be required viewing for anyone who believes that political films -- not politicized films -- have a place in Hollywood. Heartbreaking story, economic direction, and brilliant acting. In dramatic black and white. The screenplay won a BAFTA Award for Bryan Forbes.

Critic Reviews

Are You a Sansa or a Cersei?

"Game of Thrones" Season 8 has finally premiered, so in celebration we take to the streets to see which characters fans relate to the most.

Watch now

Featured on IMDb

Check out our guide to superheroes, horror movies, and more.

Around The Web


Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on