Sons and Lovers
- Original title
Sons and Lovers
- Running time
- 103 min.
- United Kingdom
T.E.B. Clarke, Gavin Lambert (Novel: D. H. Lawrence)
Freddie Francis (B&W)
Drama | Small Town Life (Non-North American)
- Movie Groups
D. H. Lawrence Adaptations
- Synopsis / Plot
- 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.
: Oscar: Best Cinematography B&W. 7 Nominations
: Golden Globes: Best Director. 5 Nominations
: BAFTA Awards: Nominated to Best British Actress (Hiller)
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Drama Screenplay
: National Board of Review: Best Film and Director
: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Film & Director (ex-aequo)
: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d´Or (Best Film)
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