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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.

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Herbert Wise

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Jack Rosenthal
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Cast

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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1973 (UK) See more »

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Trivia

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 »

Soundtracks

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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Perky and sweet comedy of mismatch and thwarted desire
6 October 2019 | by shakercoolaSee all my reviews

A British comedy; A story set in Manchester, about a hesitant, inexperienced, young couple attempting to negotiate the 'permissive' society. This film is a spin-off from a British sitcom, which eschewed the two TV series to tell the story of unlikely loverbirds. It is set against the backdrop of greater sexual freedoms and independence of the early 1970s with women growing in confidence and aspiring to true parity with men in their sexual and professional lives, rejecting futures dominated by marriage, motherhood and domestic drudgery. The gauche comedy is entertaining thanks to actors Richard Beckinsale and Paula Wilcox, and innocent fun for the naive and clumsy interplay and playful courting. Wilcox delightfully combines being prude with bourgeois snobbery, while Beckinsale is wonderfully vulnerable and helpless as he veers between laddism and romance nervously. The film isn't directed with much panache, and it is a slight story, but it has a quaint dialogue.


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