Home Before Midnight
UK DVD cover
Directed byPete Walker
Written byMurray Smith
Michael Armstrong
from a story by Pete Walker
Produced byPete Walker
StarringJames Aubrey
Alison Elliott
Mark Burns
Juliet Harmer
Richard Todd
CinematographyPeter Jessop
Edited byAlan Brett
Music byJigsaw
Ray Russell[1]
Distributed byAnchor Bay Entertainment
Release date
  • 18 October 1979 (1979-10-18) (UK)
Running time
111 minutes[2]
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

Home Before Midnight is a 1979 British sexploitation drama film[3] directed by Pete Walker, written by Murray Smith, and starring James Aubrey, Alison Elliott and Richard Todd.[4] It is set in London and follows Mike Beresford, a 28-year-old[5] songwriter[4] who is charged with statutory rape after having sex with a 14 year old girl.[6]

Soundtrack

The soundtrack for the film - excluding incidental music provided by Ray Russell[1] - was written and performed by British band Jigsaw.[7][8] These songs were later released on a soundtrack album.[9]

Cast

References

  1. ^ a b "Home before Midnight (1978) - Credits | BFI". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. Archived from the original on 10 January 2014. Retrieved 3 December 2021.
  2. ^ "Home before Midnight (1978) - Release | BFI". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. Archived from the original on 10 January 2014. Retrieved 3 December 2021.
  3. ^ Sweet (2005, p. 284)
  4. ^ a b "Home before Midnight (1978) | BFI". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. Archived from the original on 6 February 2009. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  5. ^ Bowker's Complete Video Directory. 1–4. R. R. Bowker Publishing. 1992. p. 466.
  6. ^ Sweet (2005, p. 254): "In Pete Walker’s Home before Midnight (1979), [Richard Todd] is a lawyer arguing that a relationship between a twentysomething songwriter and a fourteen-year-old girl does not necessarily constitute a case of statutory rape."
  7. ^ Perrone, Pierre (23 October 2011). "Clive Scott: Keyboard-player, singer and songwriter with the Seventies pop group Jigsaw". Independent.co.uk. Archived from the original on 6 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Home before Midnight (1978) | BFI". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. Archived from the original on 10 January 2014.
  9. ^ "Home Before Midnight (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". Amazon. 6 December 2013. Retrieved 6 November 2021.
  10. ^ "Home before Midnight (1978) - Cast | BFI". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. Archived from the original on 10 January 2014. Retrieved 3 December 2021.

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