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Sons and Lovers (1960)

103 min - Drama - 29 August 1960
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In a small English coal town, aspiring artist Paul Morel (Dean Stockwell) sets out to break free of the difficult mining life that has hardened his father, Walter (Trevor Howard), and killed his brother. His wishes appear to come true when local art lover Henry Hadlock (Ernest Thesiger) offers to send him to art school in London. However, Paul's deep love for his kind but possessive mother, Gertrude (Wendy Hiller), threatens to keep him from abandoning his old life.

Director:  Jack Cardiff
Stars:  Trevor Howard, Dean Stockwell, Wendy Hiller, Donald Pleasence, Mary Ure, Heather Sears, Ernest Thesiger, Rosalie Crutchley, Sean Barrett, Elizabeth Begley, Susan Travers

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In a small English coal town, aspiring artist Paul Morel (Dean Stockwell) sets out to break free of the difficult mining life that has hardened his father, Walter (Trevor Howard), and killed his brother. His wishes appear to come true when local art lover Henry Hadlock (Ernest Thesiger) offers to send him to art school in London. However, Paul's deep love for his kind but possessive mother, Gertrude (Wendy Hiller), threatens to keep him from abandoning his old life.



Tagline: You'll never forget the young lovers in...

Genres: Drama

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Country:   United Kingdom
Language:  English
Release Date:  29 August 1960

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Runtime:  1 h 43 min

Academy Award Nominations and Win

ACTOR — Trevor Howard {“Morel”}
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Mary Ure {“Clara Dawes”}
ART DIRECTION (Black-and-White) — Art Direction: Tom Morahan; Set Decoration: Lionel Couch
CINEMATOGRAPHY (Black-and-White) — Freddie Francis – WON
DIRECTING — Jack Cardiff
BEST MOTION PICTURE — Jerry Wald, Producer
WRITING (Screenplay–based on material from another medium) — Gavin Lambert, T. E. B. Clarke


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