Charles Byrd, known as "Chick", has spent his adult life acting in small repertory companies all over the UK, and he's never had much luck. All too aware that he's no longer young, Chick makes one last stab at finding success in London.
This was one of several British films of the early Sixties whose release in cinemas was greatly delayed; it spent nearly two years on the shelf before shown in late 1964. It was usually exhibited in a double-bill with Peter Brook's film, "Lord Of The Flies".
During the party when Chick sees Tommy chatting up Fay, he is not smoking, but in a wide shot, he's taking a cigarette from his mouth. He's also holding a glass of wine which disappears in his close-up.