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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.

Director:

John Schlesinger

Writers:

Willis Hall (screenplay), Keith Waterhouse (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 4 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Bates ... Vic
Thora Hird ... Mrs. Rothwell
Bert Palmer Bert Palmer ... Mr. Geoffrey Brown
Pat Keen Pat Keen ... Christine Harris
James Bolam ... Jeff
Jack Smethurst Jack Smethurst ... Conroy
Gwen Nelson ... Mrs. Brown
John Ronane John Ronane ... Draughtsman
David Mahlowe David Mahlowe ... David Harris
Patsy Rowlands ... Dorothy
Michael Deacon Michael Deacon ... Les
Annette Robertson Annette Robertson ... Phoebe
Fred Ferris Fred Ferris ... Althorpe
Leonard Rossiter ... Whymper
Malcolm Patton Malcolm Patton ... Jim Brown
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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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A Kind Of Loving that knew no wrong until it was too late! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Kathy Staff and Joe Gladwin appeared on Last of the Summer Wine (1973). See more »

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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: You know, it's a funny feeling. Sometimes I really fancy her, and the next day I can hardly stand the sight of her.
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Nabucco
(uncredited)
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Arranged by William Rimmer
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socially perceptive
24 December 2001 | by dandunneSee all my reviews

This film reflects on how social and economic pressures impact on sexuality and relationships. Class, politics, working life, changing attitudes about gender and marriage, and even scarcity of cheap housing are all referred to or explored. Against the wider social backdrop the character of Ingrid's mother represents repression and rigidity to a large degree, although even she is shown with some saving graces. All the characters here are cast in shades of grey, all internally conflicted, all in a cauldron of social pressures. The film ends with the maturing of the main characters, and also with a note of hope. An excellent script, excellently directed and acted, and a brilliant evocation of another era.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

1 October 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,278, 9 April 2017

Gross USA:

$6,912

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,912
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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