Poor Cow

United Kingdom, 1967

Film
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Scripted by Nell Dunn from her novel, “Poor Cow” is a gritty piece of social realist film-making. A young woman is left pregnant and living in poverty when her husband is taken to jail. She begins a relationship with his best friend but though she attempts to negotiate the radical sexual mores of late-sixties London her lack of material resources, and the two men’s lack of consideration for her own feelings, eventually lead to her unhappiness. Powerfully directed by Ken Loach, “Poor Cow” is often a stinging critique of “swinging London” as seen through the eyes of working class people. With Carol White and Terence Stamp.

Credits

director

Kenneth Loach

producer

Joseph Janni

production company

Anglo Amalgamated

Language

English

Duration

01:38:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

37658

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Adaptations

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

Literature → English literature - Film and video adaptations

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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