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No Love for Johnnie (1961)

After winning re-election, British Labour Party M.P. Johnnie Byrne faces a series of setbacks in his political career, as well as in his marriage, and must act wisely in order to save both.

Director:

Ralph Thomas

Writers:

Nicholas Phipps (screenplay), Mordecai Richler (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Finch ... Johnnie Byrne
Stanley Holloway ... Fred Andrews
Mary Peach ... Pauline West
Donald Pleasence ... Roger Renfrew
Billie Whitelaw ... Mary
Hugh Burden ... Tim Maxwell
Rosalie Crutchley ... Alice Byrne
Michael Goodliffe ... Dr. West
Mervyn Johns ... Charlie Young
Geoffrey Keen ... The Prime Minister - Reginald Stevens
Paul Rogers ... Sydney Johnson
Dennis Price ... Flagg
Peter Barkworth ... Henderson
Fenella Fielding ... Sheilah
Derek Francis Derek Francis ... Frank
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Storyline

Johnnie Byrne is a member of the British Parliament. In his 40s, he's feeling frustrated with his life and his personal as well as professional problems tower up over him. His desires to win the next election are endangered by his constant looking for love and he is faced with the choice of giving up a career in politics or giving up the woman he loves. Written by Lars Skogan

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Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 July 1961 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Den yparhei agapi gia sena See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Five Star Films Ltd. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Although this film was based on a novel by a serving Labour Member of Parliament (who had died before it appeared), it was widely regarded by critics as none-too-subtle propaganda for the Conservatives, of whom the head of the studio was a vocal supporter. See more »

Goofs

The on street interview that Finch's character is seen giving to a news film crew has somewhat different wordage (clearly from another take, that would not have happened with a news crew) when seen broadcast later on a television in a pub. See more »

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An outstanding film about British politics.
23 December 2016 | by MOscarbradleySee all my reviews

"No Love for Johnnie" is that rarest of beasts, a film about British politics and, more over, a highly intelligent one though perhaps the biggest surprise is that this first-rate film came from the Betty Box/Ralph Thomas stable. This producer/director team were hardly noted for good, serious movie-making but they hit pay dirt here. Peter Finch is outstanding, (he won both a BAFTA and a Best Actor at Berlin), as the highly ambitious Labour MP whose extramarital affair could be his downfall though this isn't so much a film about sex and scandal as it is about the cut and thrust of British politics. Consequently it's a lot less melodramatic than it might have been. Finch dominates, (he's hardly ever off the screen), in a film that boasts an outstanding supporting cast, though to be fair, few others are given much of a chance to shine. This is Finch's film and it marked a huge step forward in bringing intelligent, adult fare into British cinemas in the early sixties.


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