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Poor Cow (1967)

Approved  |   |  Drama  |  31 January 1968 (USA)
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A young woman lives a life filled with bad choices. She marries and has a child with an abusive thief at a young age who quickly ends up in prison. Left alone she takes up with his mate (... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carol White ...
Joy
...
Tom
Queenie Watts ...
Aunt Emm
Kate Williams ...
Beryl
Laurie Asprey
James Beckett ...
Tom's mate
Ray Barron ...
Customer in Pub
Hilda Barry ...
Customer in Pub
Ken Campbell ...
Mr. Jacks (as Kenneth Campbell)
Ronald Clarke ...
(as Ron Clarke)
Ellis Dale ...
Solicitor
Gladys Dawson ...
Bet
Terry Duggan ...
2nd Prisoner
Winnie Holman ...
Woman in Park
Rose Hiller ...
Customer in Hairdresser's
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A young woman lives a life filled with bad choices. She marries and has a child with an abusive thief at a young age who quickly ends up in prison. Left alone she takes up with his mate (another thief) who seems to give her some happiness but who also ends up in the nick. She then takes up with a series of seedy types who offer nothing but momentary pleasure. Her son goes missing and she briefly comes to grips with what is most important to her. Written by Fred Cabral <ftcabral@hotmail.com>

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A love story about a girl, the man she is living for, and the man she is living with. See more »

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31 January 1968 (USA)  »

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Poor Cow - geküßt und geschlagen  »

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First feature film directed by Ken Loach. See more »

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In the beach caption, the word bikini is spelt "bikin". See more »

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Follows The Wednesday Play: Cathy Come Home (1966) See more »

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Fete Foraine
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Music by Roger-Roger
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14 May 2002 | by (Bicester, England) – See all my reviews

Not a film of entertainment, but of real lives & limited ambition for the working class in 60's. Enjoyable because of my upbringing, not sure it'd work for most people. Typical Loach. Full of TV actors/actresses of 70's/80's/90's.


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