Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
This well-wrought romance takes place in Lancashire, England, in an industrial area where Vic (Alan Bates) and Ingrid (June Ritchie) work in the same factory. He is a draftsman who wants only a physical relationship with the woman of his choice (Ingrid), while she is a typist who wants true love with the man she's interested in (Vic). In carefully handled scenes throughout, Vic and Ingrid get together, but with consequences neither could have foreseen: Ingrid becomes pregnant, and that one indisputable fact tests the mettle of their relationship more than anything else they could have imagined. Directed by John Schlesinger.
coming-of-age, conflict, lust, marital-problems, mother-in-law, pregnancy, struggle, working-class