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A Kind of Loving (1962)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 1 October 1962 (USA)
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After his girlfriend's pregnancy forces him to marry her, a young man must adjust to his new life and contend with his domineering mother-in-law.

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Nominated for 4 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Bert Palmer ...
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Christine Harris
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Conroy
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Dorothy
Michael Deacon ...
Les
Annette Robertson ...
Phoebe
Fred Ferris ...
Althorpe
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Whymper
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Storyline

A young man, inching his way up from working-class traditions via a white-collar job, finds himself trapped by the frightening reality of his girlfriend's pregnancy and is forced into marrying her and moving in with his mother-in-law due to a housing shortage in their Northern England town. Written by alfiehitchie

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GRAND PRIZE Berlin Film Festival 1962 See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

1 October 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Algo que parezca amor  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,278, 7 April 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,278, 7 April 2017
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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

This only really found an audience at home in the UK when it landed the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. See more »

Goofs

In the opening wedding scene, an elderly relative is prevented from taking photographs when the wedding car pulls up in front of her. She is however then seen taking pictures on the other side of the car as the bride and groom get in. Then as the car pulls away she is back in her original position on the 'wrong' side of the car. Still unable to take photos. See more »

Quotes

Vic: I am your husband, if only you'd know it.
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Connections

Referenced in Brimstone & Treacle (1982) See more »

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House Party
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Music by Len Stevens
Southern Library of Recorded Music Ltd
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The real star
12 March 2012 | by See all my reviews

June Ritchie makes this story work. She gives an unaffected portrayal of a young woman needing to overcome her vulnerability with a combination of guile and passive aggression. It's the truest and most honest performance in the film. Bates is a star, Ritchie works a miracle. James bolam is quietly brilliant and. The supporting cast is of the salt of the earth type of genius available to directors at that time. I did not read the book but I feel the this movie version makes the task unnecessary.? What a great period of story telling this was. Bates was wonderful on film but on stage he was even more special. I was lucky to experience both. His hamlet. Though forgotten, was so pure, so honest, so sexy.


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