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Sons and Lovers (1960)

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Jack Cardiff received a 1960 Oscar Nomination as Best Director for this lush, engaging film starring Trevor Howard, Dean Stockwell and Donald Pleasence, which was adapted from D.H. ... See full summary »

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Jack Cardiff received a 1960 Oscar Nomination as Best Director for this lush, engaging film starring Trevor Howard, Dean Stockwell and Donald Pleasence, which was adapted from D.H. Lawrence's classic novel. A young man with artistic talent who lives in a close-knit, English coal-mining town during the early 20th Century finds himself inhibited by his emotionally manipulative, domineering mother. Written by Anonymous

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The first experiences of a young man in the mysteries of woman! See more »

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22 July 1960 (West Germany)  »

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Wendy Hiller was always Jack Cardiff's first choice to play the mother. He had been told that this was impossible as she was performing in a play on Broadway. Luckily for Cardiff, the play folded very quickly and Hiller was delighted to take the part. See more »

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Referenced in Kate & Allie: Sons and Lovers (1985) See more »

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from "Orpheus in the Underworld"
Music by Jacques Offenbach
Arranged by Lambert Williamson
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The Amazingly Beautiful Dean Stockwell
27 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jack Cardiff, the director of "Sons and Lovers" was one of the greatest cinematographers ever. Just think of "Black Narcissus" but as a director he lacked that extra something, call it egomania, single mindedness or whatever you want. "Sons and Lovers" is beautifully crafted but it doesn't have a real center and by that I mean, no real point of view, no personality. What a feast however. Trevor Howard got an Oscar nomination for his role here and he is truly wonderful. The marvelous Wendy Hiller manages to give a soul to the monstrous mother and make her sympathetic without betraying the misogynistic nature of DH Lawrence's vision. But the film belongs to Dean Stockwell. His truth and his beauty is what I took away with me and stayed with me, always.


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