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Three Into Two Won't Go (1969)

R | | Drama | 6 October 1969 (USA)
Steve Howard, a British sales executive living in Middlesex, England, begins an affair with a young hitchhiker, Ella Patterson, to emotionally get away from his marriage to his wife Frances... See full summary »

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Steve Howard, a British sales executive living in Middlesex, England, begins an affair with a young hitchhiker, Ella Patterson, to emotionally get away from his marriage to his wife Frances. But when Ella moves into a room in Steve and Frances's house, he must keep the true nature of his relationship with Ella under wraps at all costs.

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The story of a man... a woman... and a girl who rated all her lovers in a little black book! See more »

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Julie Christie turned down the role of Ella Patterson. See more »

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poignant and nostalgic
2 October 2004 | by (Corbridge Northumberland) – See all my reviews

As a single mother in the 60's, this film has me hurtling back into that era...it is beautifully portrayed and Judy G. plays the cool wanton girl wonderfully.

It exudes an ambiance and is one of the few films I want to watch several times. Every time I feel nostalgic I dip into the video shelf and slip into those powerful wonderful 60's days!

Claire Bloom plays the suffering wife and childless woman so well, we feel the hollow in her own life. She is also trying to juggle her mother's demands with her own disillusionment regarding her marriage. The new 60's style home seems to emphasize the emptiness of her relationship with her husband. The freedom of Judy's character and the carelessness of her regard for "the baby" is in direct contrast to the hopes of Claire, in this regard.


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