Monday, September 19, 2011

Jean Simmons & Leonard Whiting in Say Hello to Yesterday (1971)

A woman (Simmons), dissatisfied with her life and marriage sits on a crowded train into London. As she muses about her circumstances, she's noticed by a man (Whiting) - a boy really. The boy becomes obsessed with forging a connection to this woman and in attempting to do so, chases her all over London. Eventually she relents and they begin to get to know each other, leading to an inevitable afternoon fling. But what will they learn from this experience?
Coming off the huge success of Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet, Whiting plays the bored, high spirited youth with aplomb, sweeping Simmons off her feet in an afternoon of pranks and hijinks with a few thoughtful moments that deepen the meaning. This film is lovingly shot on location in  London. Look for  a wonderfully worldly Evelyn Lane as Simmon's mother.

This film has been released on DVD. The trailer above was uploaded to YouTube by carmanmatt.

Obscurity factor: 8 (on DVD, not well known, rarely shown on TV)


  1. This sounds like a film I'd enjoy watching :) Thank you for sharing...

  2. Darn, not on Netflix......

  3. And she was only 42...I hold no such luck at 49!! Romeo, Romeo.....