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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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Cast

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Jack Smethurst ...
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Dorothy
Michael Deacon ...
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Annette Robertson ...
Phoebe
Fred Ferris ...
Althorpe
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Whymper
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Storyline

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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Drama | Romance

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1 October 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Algo que parezca amor  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

This only really found an audience at home in the UK when it landed the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. See more »

Quotes

Vic: You know, it's a funny feeling. Sometimes I really fancy her, and the next day I can hardly stand the sight of her.
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Connections

Featured in A Bit of Scarlet (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

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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beautifully acted and directed enhanced by B&W medium
24 December 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I can watch this touching film over and over.

The black and white enhances the dramatic landscapes and atmosphere.

My favourite scene is the railway station where Vic hits rock bottom.

I also like the shelter scene as Vic pushes his luck and the picture pans back to the carved inscriptions.

It makes me wish I had been born in those times, with community spirit, dance halls and pubs with conversation for entertainment, football terraces and steam trains.

It is also interesting to spot so many young actors who found later fame such as "Nora Batty", James Bolam, Leonardo rossiter etc.


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