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Poor Cow (1967)

 -  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 ...
(as Kenneth Campbell)
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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"Look at those creeps... bet they haven't even put films in the cameras. Still a girl's got to earn a living... and a loving." See more »

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Poor Cow - geküßt und geschlagen  »

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The film debut of Malcolm McDowell, although the only scene he appears in was cut out. See more »

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

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Written by John Carter (pseudonym of John Shakespeare) and Geoff Stephens
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The Limey is a follow-up to this film.
25 May 2000 | by (St. Louis, MO) – See all my reviews

It is worth noting that The Limey (1999) is a follow up to Poor Cow. The writer of the later film has stated that the similarities between these two films is incidental. However, Steven Soderbergh (the director of The Limey) has said that he specifically intended for his movie to be a sequel to Poor Cow. If you liked Poor Cow you might also want to see The Limey.


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