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Kind Of Loving, A (1962)

Set in an industrial Lancashire town, A Kind Of Loving tells the bittersweet tale of Vic Brown (Alan Bates), a young draughtsman who falls for Ingrid (June Ritchie) – a typist who works in the same factory – gets her pregnant, and is trapped into marriage and forced to live with her protective, domineering mother (Thora Hird).

The film is sharply observed in documentary style and with plenty of salty northern dialogue.

Director John Schlesinger explores the landscape of their lives, both interior and exterior, with some sensitivity, but the feeling remains that they are representatives of a particular kind of social thinking rather than living, breathing people.

Vic Brown
Alan Bates
Ingrid Rothwell

June Ritchie
Mrs Rothwell

Thora Hird
Mr Geoffrey Brown

Bert Palmer
Jim Brown

Malcolm Patton
Mrs Brown

Gwen Nelson
Christine Harris

Pat Keen
David Harris

David Mahlowe
Conroy

Jack Smethurst
Jeff

James Bolam
Dorothy
Patsy Rowlands
Les

Michael Deacon
Phoebe
Annette Robertson
Althorpe
Fred Ferris
Whymper
Leonard Rossiter
Jim Brown
Malcolm Patton
Laisterdyke

Norman Heyes
Mrs Oliphant
Kathy Staff

Director
John Schlesinger