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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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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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1 October 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Algo que parezca amor  »

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Trivia

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 »

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

References For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) 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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magnificent portrayal of lust and consequence

alongside Saturday Night & Sunday Morning and a Taste of Honey this is a great companion piece. Alan Bates is superb as a draughtsman in a busy factory and June Ritchie brings a tender portrayal as the object of Vics(Bates) desire. Thora Hird as the mother in law from hell is quite frightening and her scene with Vic Brown being sick behind her sofa is a classic. you filthy pig you filthy disgusting pig

You can feel her loathing. Some great support from Jack Smethhurst and the always excellent James Bolam. The scene that I favour is where Vic is getting bored with his situation and tries to get sympathy from his sister, his sister suddenly turns on him and tells him to get his life sorted, made bed lie on it etc. An absolutely fantastic slice of early 1960,s life.


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