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U.K., 1967
Directed by Ken Loach
Based on the novel by Nell Dunn
With Carol White, Terence Stamp

Cinematography by Chris Menges
Approx. 101 mins. DCP.

“I fell in the family way when I was eighteen and I got married — to a right bastard!” With her thieving husband in prison, Cockney mom Carol White tells her own story of an affair with big-hearted burglar Terence Stamp — who’d play the same character over 30 years later in Steven Soderbergh’s THE LIMEY.


“Taking his cues from the French New Wave but adding an intimate, non-judgmental empathy all his own, Loach immerses us in the character of Joy [Carol White]. POOR COW also offers a microcosm of working-class life, with Chris Menges’ restless camera winding through bustling streets and bombsites, smoky pubs and poky flats… A remarkable film, a time-capsule character study of great warmth and compassion.”
– Tom Huddleston, Time Out

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