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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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Dorothy
Michael Deacon ...
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Phoebe
Fred Ferris ...
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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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Drama | Romance

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1 October 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Algo que parezca amor  »

Box Office

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

As Alan Bates and James Bolam leave the Plaza Cinema, they pass a poster for Days of Thrills and Laughter (1961). See more »

Quotes

Ingrid: Vic, I need to talk to you.
[he hesitates]
Vic: Are you sure?
Ingrid: Yes. One has a way to know these things.
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Version of A Kind of Loving (1982) See more »

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House Party
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Music by Len Stevens
Southern Library of Recorded Music Ltd
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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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