This Sporting Life Movie Review 1963

Information and Film Reviews for This Sporting Life the Movie

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A gritty, depressing portrait of former coal miner Frank Machin (Harris), who breaks into the violent world of professional rugby, and whose inability to handle social differences causes problems. He begins an affair with widow Mrs. Hammond (Roberts), from whom he rents a room, but finds they are capable of only a physical attachment. One of the best of the British early '60s working-class angry young man melodramas.

Distribution

Paramount Home Video, 5555 Melrose Ave., 5555 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038, Phone: (323)956-5000, URL: http://www.paramount.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 134 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Wrong Side of the Tracks, Sports Dramas
Screenplay
David Storey
Cast
Richard Harris, Rachel Roberts, Alan Badel, William Hartnell, Colin Blakely, Vanda Godsell, Arthur Lowe
Cinematography
Denys Coop
Director
Lindsay Anderson
Music
Roberto Gerhard
Producer
Independent Artists, J. Arthur Rank

Awards

British Acad. 1963: Actress (Roberts); Cannes 1963: Actor (Harris).

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