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The Lovers! (1973)

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Big-screen version of the TV sit-com about the ups-and-downs of a young courting couple's relationship.

Director:

Herbert Wise

Writer:

Jack Rosenthal
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Beckinsale ... Geoffrey Scrimshaw
Paula Wilcox ... Beryl Battersby
Susan Littler Susan Littler ... Sandra
Rosalind Ayres ... Veronica
Anthony Naylor Anthony Naylor ... Neville
Nikolas Simmonds Nikolas Simmonds ... Roland
Joan Scott ... Beryl's Mum
John Comer ... Geoffrey's Dad
Stella Moray Stella Moray ... Geoffrey's Mum
Pamela Moiseiwitsch Pamela Moiseiwitsch ... Enid (as Pamela Moiseiwitch)
Bruce Watt Bruce Watt ... Jeremy
Paul Greenwood Paul Greenwood ... Trainee Manager (Party)
Bernard Latham Bernard Latham ... 'Handsome' (Party)
Karen Ford Karen Ford ... Foreign Girl (Party)
James Snell James Snell ... Doctor
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Big-screen version of the TV sit-com about the ups-and-downs of a young courting couple's relationship.

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Two of the young stars of this film, died in their early thirties. Richard Beckinsale (Geoffrey) of a heart attack, aged 31, in 1979 and Susan Littler (Sandra) of cancer, aged 34, in 1982. See more »

Quotes

[first words when they meet for the first time]
Geoffrey Scrimshaw: Hi, I'm Geoffrey... I don't happen to be attached.
Beryl Battersby: Hi, I'm Beryl... I don't happen to be surprised.
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Connections

Spun-off from The Lovers (1970) See more »

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Love and Rainy Weather
Performed by Tony Christie
Written by Mitch Murray (Music) & Peter Callander (Lyrics)
By permission of MCA Records
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Film version of TV's Gentle comedy from yesteryear.
6 October 2019 | by ashwetherall1See all my reviews

The lovers is the film version of Jack Rosenthals early 70s comedy series. The late great Richard Beckinsale and pretty and very talented Paula Wilcox play the title Lovers Geoffrey and Beryl . Two innocents slowly falling in and out love in the heady world of attempted promiscuity of early 70s Britain.. Both are from similar backgrounds and both slightly out of steps with there friends love lives. What I love about this film is that its wonderfully low key and strikes a chord with anyone of a certain age who has genuinely been in love.. The writing is very funny and honest. As you'd expect, The performances are brilliant all round. As in the series Beckinsales Geoffrey is shy and awkward andunsure of what he wants in life and looking for sex but also scared of the outcome. Wilcox's Beryl is a good girl look for a good man and hardly admitting that awkward Geoffrey is her type but need work. Add to this complication from the world around them and you have romantic 70s comic gold. I recommend this as a glimpse into simpler times. Love and laughter can be clever and tender without being crude or gross.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1973 (UK) See more »

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