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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Bates ... Victor Arthur 'Vic' Brown
June Ritchie ... Ingrid Rothwell
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
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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 »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

1 October 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Algo que parezca amor See more »

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

At the start of this movie, Victor Arthur "Vic" Brown (Sir Alan Bates) and some of his friends are seen perusing a magazine filled with shots of topless models. This is one of the first instances in British cinema of bared breasts. 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

Ingrid: Vic, I need to talk to you.
[he hesitates]
Vic: Are you sure?
Ingrid: Yes. One has a way to know these things.
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Connections

Version of A Kind of Loving (1982) See more »

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Ecstasy
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Music by Jose Belmonte (i.e. Philip Green)
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Boy oh boy
31 October 2001 | by thessaloniki65See all my reviews

This is a wonderful exploration of a young man's misgivings about being attached. It explores issues of manhood and love with great sincerity and sensitivity. Alan Bates is at his best here and the whole cast hits the mark under a careful eye. I think it is optimistic in its depiction, but most of all honest. The language is impeccable. How can you go wrong with lines such as "I am your husband if you did but know it"? Whistle Down the Wind is another with Bates in top form. Worth a look.


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