Women in Love
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Women in Love

131 min
Drama | Romance
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Ken Russell
Won Oscar. Another 6 wins & 17 nominations
Country: UK
Release Date: 1970-03-25
Filming Locations: Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, England, UK
Oliver Reed
Oliver Reed
Women in Love
Alan Bates
Rupert Birkin
Glenda Jackson
Gudrun Brangwen
Jennie Linden
Ursula Brangwen
Eleanor Bron
Hermione Roddice
Alan Webb
Thomas Crich
Vladek Sheybal
Catherine Willmer
Mrs. Crich
Phoebe Nicholls
Winifred Crich
Sharon Gurney
Laura Crich
Christopher Gable
Tibby Lupton
Michael Gough
Mr. Brangwen
Norma Shebbeare
Mrs. Brangwen
Nike Arrighi
James Laurenson
Michael Graham Cox
Richard Heffer
Loerke's Friend
Michael Garratt
Leslie Anderson
Barber (uncredited)
Christopher Ferguson
Basis Crich (uncredited)
Richard Fitzgerald
Salsie (uncredited)
Barrie Fletcher
Miner (uncredited)
Brian Osborne
Miner (uncredited)
Alex 'Alien' Russell
Petra Siniawski
Dancer (uncredited)
Charles Workman
Gittens (uncredited)
Did you know?
Considered, along with Haskell Wexler's Medium Cool (1969), to be among the first mainstream movies to feature male frontal nudity.
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Some of the characters in this movie, and the novel it's based on, are based on real-life people, mostly members of the "Bloomsbury Group" which whom D. H. Lawrence was acquainted. For example, Loerke was based on painter Mark Gertler, and Hermione is a very unflattering portrait of Lady Ottoline Morrell, who was upset over this novel that she ended her friendship with Lawrence and never spoke to him again.
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According to director Ken Russell, the film is set in the year 1920, just two years after the end of World War I.
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Ursula is seen toasting pre-sliced bread in front of the fire. Pre-sliced bread wasn't invented until 1928, eight years after the action.
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Gudrun Brangwen: The whole point of a lover... is to reach a complete understanding of sensual knowledge.
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Ursula Brangwen: I'm too big a fool to swallow your cleverness. You go to your women, your spiritual brides. Or aren't they common and fleshy enough? No, you're not satisfied, are you? You'd marry me for your everyday use... and keep your spiritual brides for tripping off into the beyond. Yes, I know your dirty little game. You think I'm not as spiritual as Hermione. Well, Hermione is a fishwife. So you go to her. That's what I say. Go to her. In her soul, she's as common as dirt. And all the rest is just pretence.
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Ursula Brangwen: And all men are either lovers or husbands. Why not both?
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Photos from cast
Oliver Reed