A Taste of Honey

A Taste of Honey (1961)

We don’t ask for life. We have it thrust upon us.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1961-10-01
  • User Rating: 6.9/10 from 95 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 40min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Woodfall Film Productions
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director: Tony Richardson
star 6.9/10
From 95 Ratings


Jo is a neglected 16-year-old girl whose promiscuous mother marries a dandy. Jo gets pregnant after a tryst with a black cook, who leaves her over his impending responsibilities of fatherhood, and she only finds support in a gay male friend.

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  • Rita Tushingham

    as Jo
  • Murray Melvin

    as Geoffrey Ingham
  • Paul Danquah

    as Jimmy
  • Dora Bryan

    as Helen
  • Robert Stephens

    as Peter Smith
  • Michael Bilton

    as Landlord
  • Eunice Black

    as Schoolteacher
  • David Boliver

    as Bert
  • Margo Cunningham

    as Landlady
  • Rosalie Williams

    as Nurse
  • Veronica Howard

    as Gladys
  • Moira Kaye

    as Doris
Directing Tony Richardson Director
Production Tony Richardson Producer
Camera Walter Lassally Director of Photography
Writing Shelagh Delaney Original Story
Writing Shelagh Delaney Screenplay
Writing Tony Richardson Screenplay
Sound John Addison Original Music Composer
Editing Antony Gibbs Editor
Art Ralph W. Brinton Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up George Frost Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Bill Griffiths Hairstylist
Production Leigh Aman Production Supervisor
Production Roy Millichip Unit Manager
Directing Peter Yates Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Barbara Gillett Wardrobe Master
Sound Tom Buchanan Boom Operator
Camera Ray Hearne Still Photographer
Camera Desmond Davis Camera Operator
Art Thomas Erley Property Master
Sound Don Challis Sound Editor
Sound Roy Hyde Sound Editor
Sound Charles Poulton Sound Recordist
Editing Michael Rabiger First Assistant Editor