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No Love for Johnnie (1961)

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 ... See full summary »

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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It Scorches With All the Intensity of Truth

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Details

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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Emlyn Williams was offered a role. See more »

Goofs

The on street interview that Finch's character gives 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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Life Imitating Art
13 January 2013 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

In 1963 John Prufumo a Conservative MP in the Cabinet had an affair with a model Christine Keeler.He made a statement in the Commons in which he lied.Subsequently he was forced to resign his post and as an MP and retire to private life.Keeler had been involved in a simultaneous affair with a Russian spy.Some of these ingredients are in this film.It probably showed the workings of parliament more to the public than any other media.there being no broadcast of parliament at that time.It is a fine but long forgotten film.One can only wonder why.Incidentally there are some fine views of the old Euston Station which was vandalised by its demolition in 1963.They subsequently wanted to do the same to St pancras,but thankfully this was successfully opposed.The only slight problem is the pointless use of Cinemascope.In fact it is rather irritating at times.


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