At the start of this movie, Victor Arthur "Vic" Brown (Sir Alan Bates) and some of his friends are seen perusing a magazine filled with shots of topless models. This is one of the first instances in British cinema of bared breasts.
This movie only really found an audience at home in the U.K. when it landed the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival.
To avoid any possible U.K. censorship issues due to the subject matter, the filmmakers invited BBFC Chief John Trevelyan to visit the set during filming. The finished product was then passed fully uncut.
As Victor (Sir Alan Bates) and Jeff (James Bolam) leave the Plaza Cinema, they pass a poster for Days of Thrills and Laughter (1961).
This movie cost one hundred sixty-five thousand pounds sterling, and grossed nearly three times that much just in the U.K.