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A Kind of Loving (1962)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  1 October 1962 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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Ainda Resta uma Esperança  »

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To avoid any possible UK censorship issues due to the subject matter the filmmakers invited BBFC chief John Trevelyan to visit the set during filming. The finished product was then passed fully uncut. See more »

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Mrs. Rothwell: How dare you do this to my daughter!
Vic: I did good for your daughter! I married her!
Mrs. Rothwell: Yes! After you seduced her!
Vic: It would have been me or someone else, sooner or later.
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References Victim (1961) See more »

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Don't Dilly Dally
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Written by Fred W. Leigh and Charles Collins
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It's dark,damp,and depressing oop north - brilliant!
5 November 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Hormonal trainee draughtsman Alan Bates fancies nice-but-dim typist June Ritchie.Er,that's about it really.Formula kitchen sink plot,sub-sub John Osborne/John Braine characters.Sit and watch it in the 3/9d seats whilst stuffing your face with Smith's crisp(watch out for the little blue bag containing salt) and smoking your "Strand".Turn off your brain and put your hand on your girl friend's knee.Well,that's what I did in 1963,but after about 3 minutes screen time I realised I was watching something exceptional.Somehow John Schlesinger had turned this sow's ear into a beautifully observed,moving life-affirming work of art. As an entity this film is so much better than the sum of its parts. The plaintive brass band music adds immeasurably to the atmosphere. June Ritchie is heartbreaking as the naive Ingrid and Alan Bates gives what is arguably his best film performance. The exteriors are well-chosen,the photography elegaic. All the elements for a clichefest are present,but,dammit,it turns into a tour de force.


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