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A Kind of Loving (1962)

 |  Drama, Romance  |  1 October 1962 (USA)
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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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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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At the start of the film, Vic and some of his friends are seen perusing a magazine filled with shots of topless models. This is one of the first instances in British cinema of bared breasts. See more »


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