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A Kind of Loving (1962)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 1 October 1962 (USA)
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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June Ritchie ...
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Bert Palmer ...
Mr. Geoffrey Brown
Pat Keen ...
Christine Harris
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Jeff
Jack Smethurst ...
Conroy
Gwen Nelson ...
Mrs. Brown
John Ronane ...
Draughtsman
David Mahlowe ...
David Harris
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Dorothy
Michael Deacon ...
Les
Annette Robertson ...
Phoebe
Fred Ferris ...
Althorpe
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Whymper
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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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GRAND PRIZE Berlin Film Festival 1962 See more »

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Drama | Romance

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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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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The film cost a total of £165,000 and grossed nearly three times that much just in the UK. See more »

Goofs

In the opening wedding scene, an elderly relative is prevented from taking photographs when the wedding car pulls up in front of her. She is however then seen taking pictures on the other side of the car as the bride and groom get in. Then as the car pulls away she is back in her original position on the 'wrong' side of the car. Still unable to take photos. See more »

Quotes

Vic: I am your husband, if only you'd know it.
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Connections

Featured in Eurythmics: Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves (1985) See more »

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Down by the Riverside
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Written by Billy Sherrill and Charlie Rich
Sung at a bar on the pub crawl.
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Boy oh boy
31 October 2001 | by (melbourne, australia) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderful exploration of a young man's misgivings about being attached. It explores issues of manhood and love with great sincerity and sensitivity. Alan Bates is at his best here and the whole cast hits the mark under a careful eye. I think it is optimistic in its depiction, but most of all honest. The language is impeccable. How can you go wrong with lines such as "I am your husband if you did but know it"? Whistle Down the Wind is another with Bates in top form. Worth a look.


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