Working all day at a lathe leaves Arthur Seaton with energy to spare in the evenings.
A hard-drinking, hard-fighting young rebel of a man, he knows what he wants and hes sharp enough to get it.
And before long, his carryings-on with a couple of married women are part of local gossip.
But then one evening he meets a young girl in a pub, and Arthur's life begins to look less simple.
Arthur has a date to meet his workmate's wife, Brenda.