6.4/10
130
7 user 14 critic

Private Road (1971)

The childish love story between a young depressive girl and a talented young writer and the first steps into their adult life.
Reviews
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Del and his friends agree to take part in a robbery with a boy fresh from the borstal. When Del falls in love with Irene they decide to run away from their nagging parents - and the law.

Director: Barney Platts-Mills
Stars: Del Walker, Anne Gooding, Sam Shepherd
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Ronnie, Wal, Andy and Vic are four bored, unemployed teens in dreary, rainy Glasgow. Ronnie comes up with a great idea. He has noticed that stainless steel sinks are worth a lot of money ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Forsyth
Stars: Tom Mannion, Eddie Burt, Richard Demarco
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A seventeen-year-old girl is the sole survivior of a plane crash in the Amazon.

Director: Giuseppe Maria Scotese
Stars: Susan Penhaligon, Paul Muller, Graziella Galvani
Symptoms (1974)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A young woman is invited by her girlfriend, who lives in an English country mansion, to stay there with her. The estate, however, isn't quite what it seems--and neither is the friend who issued the invitation.

Director: José Ramón Larraz
Stars: Angela Pleasence, Peter Vaughan, Lorna Heilbron
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Based on the Stephen Potter "One Upmanship" and "Lifemanship" books, Henry Palfrey tries hard to impress but always loses out to the rotter Delauney. Then he discovers the Lifeman college ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Hamer, Hal E. Chester, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas, Alastair Sim
Duffer (1971)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An intense and bizarre study of obsession that is by turns lyrical and disconcerting, Duffer tells the deranged story of a teenage boy torn between the womanly charms of a kindly prostitute... See full summary »

Directors: Joseph Despins, William Dumaresq
Stars: Kit Gleave, Erna May, William Dumaresq
The Stone Tape (TV Movie 1972)
Fantasy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A research team from an electronics company move into an old Victorian house to start work on finding a new recording medium. When team member Jill Greeley witnesses a ghost, team director ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Sasdy
Stars: Michael Bryant, Jane Asher, Iain Cuthbertson
Nasty Habits (1977)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In a Philadelphia convent, two nuns battle it out to be elected to the position of head abbess, and neither is about to let anything stand in the way of getting what she wants.

Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Stars: Glenda Jackson, Melina Mercouri, Geraldine Page
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Ann Halpern
...
Peter Morrissey
...
Stephen
...
Mr. Halpern
George Fenton ...
Henry
...
Mrs. Halpern
Patricia Cutts ...
Erica Talbot
Trevor Adams ...
Alex Marvel
Susan Brodrick ...
Sylvia Halpern (as Susan Broderick)
Paul Harper ...
Clarke
Catherine Howe ...
Iverna
Pamela Moiseiwitsch ...
Secretary
Julia Wright ...
Nurse
Edit

Storyline

The childish love story between a young depressive girl and a talented young writer and the first steps into their adult life.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

September 1971 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Excellent and highly influential film
19 September 2004 | by (Cornwall, England) – See all my reviews

I saw this film in Notting Hill Gate, London, when it first came out in 1971; I was 22 at the time, and probably stoned. Its advertising slogan was 'we saw the stars in Private Road' which somehow caught my attention. It was one of those films that seemed to speak to me personally (Zachariah was another) and had a profound effect on my life, particularly in sending me to Scotland, which set in place a whole fascinating sequence of transformational events in my own personal life and spiritual development. I remember little of the story, although I always fancied Susan Penhaligon; but the filming of the Scottish scenes somehow stirred in me a longing for that clear, wholesome fresh air and natural beauty which has been an inspiration for me all my life. If I could get hold of a copy, I would love to see it again.


9 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?