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A Kind of Loving (1962)

After his girlfriend's pregnancy forces him to marry her, a young man must adjust to his new life and contend with his domineering mother-in-law.

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Nominated for 4 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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A young man, inching his way up from working-class traditions via a white-collar job, finds himself trapped by the frightening reality of his girlfriend's pregnancy and is forced into marrying her and moving in with his mother-in-law due to a housing shortage in their Northern England town. Written by alfiehitchie

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A Kind Of Loving that knew no wrong until it was too late!

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1 October 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Algo que parezca amor  »

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Opening Weekend:

$3,278 (USA) (7 April 2017)

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$3,278 (USA) (7 April 2017)
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Trivia

Kathy Staff and Joe Gladwin, who both make brief uncredited appearances, would later star together as Nora and Wally Batty in the long running BBC sitcom Last of the Summer Wine (1973). See more »

Quotes

Ingrid: Vic, I need to talk to you.
[he hesitates]
Vic: Are you sure?
Ingrid: Yes. One has a way to know these things.
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Featured in Timeshift: 1960: Year of the North (2010) See more »

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House Party
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Music by Len Stevens
Southern Library of Recorded Music Ltd
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Yet another one of British Bests
12 July 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Yet another one of British Bests

A Kind of Loving was John Schlesinger's first feature film, a 'kitchen sink' drama based on a novel by Stan Barstow. Great screenplay (co- written by Keith Waterhouse, no less) and a thoroughly accomplished performance by Alan Bates, as always.

I wouldn't recommend this film to anyone unable to appreciate a healthy doze of reality. No Hollywood glitz and glamour here.

Schlesinger treats the film subject matter (a couple in lust) with warmth, humour - and without a hint of condescension.

THIS FILM IS DEFINITELY WORTH A LOOK.


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