Sons and Lovers

Sons and Lovers

Director: Jack Cardiff Cast: Trevor Howard, Dean Stockwell, Wendy Hiller


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The Motion Picture Production Code was still in effect (albeit weakly) when Sons and Lovers was filmed in 1960, so don't expect a thoroughly frank and faithful adaptation of the D.H. Lawrence novel. Set in an English mining town, the film focuses on Paul Morel (Dean Stockwell), the sensitive son of a roughhewn, alcoholic miner (Trevor Howard) and his gentle, repressed wife (Wendy Hiller). Intent on becoming an artist, Paul is not above depending upon the financial kindnesses of the young women of the town. Many of the girls carry a torch for him, but his strong bonds to his mother leave him emotionally sapped. Freddie Francis's evocative, grimy industrial-town cinematography won him an Academy Award. Despite censorial restrictions, this admirably captures the essence of the dour Lawrence original.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/16/2013
UPC: 0024543878018
Original Release: 1960
Rating: NR
Source: Fox Mod
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:42:00
Sales rank: 40,650

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Trevor Howard Walter Morel
Dean Stockwell Paul Morel
Wendy Hiller Gertrude Morel
Mary Ure Clara Dawes
Heather Sears Miriam Leivers
William Lucas William Morel
Conrad Phillips Baxter Dawes
Donald Pleasence Pappleworth
Ernst Thesiger Henry Hadlock
Rosalie Crutchley Mrs. Leivers
Ruth Dunning Mrs. Leivers
Elizabeth Begley Mrs. Radford
Edna Morris Mrs. Anthony
Ruth Kettlewell Mrs. Bonner
Sean Barrett Arthur
Philip Ray Dr. Ansell
Susan Travers Betty
Dorothy Gordon Fanny
Sheila Bernette Polly
Vilma Ann Leslie Collie

Technical Credits
Jack Cardiff Director
T.E.B. Clarke Screenwriter
Lionel Couch Art Director
Freddie Francis Cinematographer
Margaret Furse Costumes/Costume Designer
Peter Handford Sound/Sound Designer
Gavin Lambert Screenwriter
Thomas H. Morahan Production Designer
Mario Nascimbene Score Composer
Gordon Pilkington Editor
Jerry Wald Producer

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Sons and Lovers 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Wapiti More than 1 year ago
I ordered this DVD at The Avenues, Cumming Georgia store. 3 days later it was delivered to my front door. It was a quality remastered or digitized movie. Trevor Howard excellent as always and a very young Dean Stockwell. The movie is different from the book, but that's Hollywood for you. But the struggle between the parents for strength and fragility of the son is well played out in this version. Thank you Barnes and Noble for making it available! Bill Coggins, Wapiti Buford, GA.