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 »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video

Won 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In Australia's Outback during the early 20th century the impoverished Carmody family lives a nomadic life out of their wagon but the mom and son want to settle while the dad is against it.

Director: Fred Zinnemann
Stars: Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum, Peter Ustinov
Fanny (1961)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A love triangle between a young woman, a rich 60-something man and an aspiring sailor set in early 20th century Marseilles.

Director: Joshua Logan
Stars: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Charles Boyer
Crime | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Jack Diamond and his sickly brother arrive in prohibition New York as jewellery thieves. After a spell in jail the coldly ambitious Diamond hits on the idea of stealing from thieves himself... See full summary »

Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Ray Danton, Karen Steele, Elaine Stewart
Darling (1965)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A beautiful but amoral model sleeps her way to the top of the London fashion scene at the height of the Swinging Sixties.

Director: John Schlesinger
Stars: Julie Christie, Dirk Bogarde, Laurence Harvey
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An Italian-American neighborhood in Louisiana is disturbed when truck driver Rosario Delle Rose is killed by police while smuggling. His buxom widow Serafina miscarries, then over a period ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Mann
Stars: Anna Magnani, Burt Lancaster, Marisa Pavan
Sons & Lovers (TV Movie 2003)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An adaptation of the D.H. Lawrence classic.

Director: Stephen Whittaker
Stars: Sarah Lancashire, Hugo Speer, James Murray
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The stories of several people are told as they stay at a seaside hotel in Bournemouth which features dining at "Separate Tables."

Director: Delbert Mann
Stars: Rita Hayworth, Deborah Kerr, David Niven
The Alamo (1960)
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A small band of soldiers sacrifice their lives in hopeless combat against a massive army in order to prevent a tyrant from smashing the new Republic of Texas.

Director: John Wayne
Stars: John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Laurence Harvey
Billy Budd (1962)
Adventure | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Billy is an innocent, naive seaman in the British Navy in 1797. When the ship's sadistic master-at-arms is murdered, Billy is accused and tried.

Director: Peter Ustinov
Stars: Robert Ryan, Peter Ustinov, Melvyn Douglas
Masterpiece Theatre: Sons and Lovers (TV Mini-Series 1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Stars: Eileen Atkins, Tom Bell, Karl Johnson
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Gemma, daughter of a lodger, is in love with her half-brother, but since she cannot marry him she ends up marrying a teacher. She doesn't love him and betrays him but is blackmailed by a ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Soldati
Stars: Gina Lollobrigida, Gabriele Ferzetti, Franco Interlenghi
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A young couple's marriage plans are jeapordized when they learn that their parents have plans to marry each other which, under law, would prevent their children from marrying

Director: Mun-jin Jo
Stars: Jae-ryong Lee, Hye-seon Kim, Geun-hyeong Park
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Mrs. Morel
...
Heather Sears ...
Miriam
William Lucas ...
Conrad Phillips ...
...
Mr. Hadlock
...
Pappleworth
Rosalie Crutchley ...
Sean Barrett ...
Elizabeth Begley ...
Mrs. Radford
Edna Morris ...
Ruth Kettlewell ...
Mrs. Bonner
Anne Sheppard ...
Rose
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

You'll never forget the young lovers in... See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 July 1960 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Hijos y amantes  »

Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Jack Cardiff chose to film in black and white as he felt that Technicolor was too pretty for such a gritty subject. See more »

Connections

Version of Sons & Lovers (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Can-Can
(uncredited)
from "Orpheus in the Underworld"
Music by Jacques Offenbach
Arranged by Lambert Williamson
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
excellent Lawrence adaptation, absorbing and detailed
2 April 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is perhaps Jack Cardiff's best known film as a director, and it is certainly not a letdown. 'Sons and Lovers' was DH Lawrence's most autobiographical novel, and here, although some aspects have been shorn down or removed, the substance of that novel comes through.

In the main roles we have US actor Dean Stockwell as Paul Morel, the son who is suffocated by his overbearing mother, and derided by his miner father. His parents are played by Wendy Hiller and Trevor Howard, and they are brilliant in difficult roles. Stockwell, less so, although he certainly looks the part.

The women in Paul's life are played by Heather Sears - another annoying part as Miriam which reminds me of her 'Room at the Top' performance a few years earlier - and Mary Ure, who is a little bland but watchable as Clara. Somehow Ure never really found her niche on the screen.

The film looks sumptuous and the black and white photography is exactly right. There are moving scenes and moments of comedy, plus a wicked cameo appearance by Ernest Thiesinger as an art collector.

This film is much less known than more showy Lawrence adaptations such as 'Women in Love', but it is excellent, well-paced, and is far from a disappointment.


9 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Dean Stockwell was a hottie Kawphy
Why Not? Moviebuff-17
Is this movie a tragedy? Jimmycat
Correction to 'goofs' Tryavna
Instant Streaming MulhollandGirl
Instant Streaming MulhollandGirl
Discuss Sons and Lovers (1960) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?