The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner

  • 1962
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

It was considered chic among cinephiles in the 1960s to denigrate British stage and film director Tony Richardson, but on balance he was responsible for as many important British films in these years as anyone else. One of the best of the British Angry Young Man films, THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER concerns Courtenay, an ill-educated youth...read more

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The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner - Official Trailer
03:10 — "Running has always been a big thing in our family. Especially from the police." So says taut-jawed, wary-eyed Colin, a promising distance runner. But (more…)
(Movie Clip) Stacey's Gone Away
Borstal boys overseen by Craig (Ray Austin) and Fenton (Anthony Sagar) stage a mess hall brawl, later reviewed by the Governor (Michael Redgrave) and (more…)
Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, The - (Original Trailer)
A boy from the Irish slums reviews his troubled past while training for a school race in The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962).
(Movie Clip) Do Your Worst
The Guv'nor (Michael Redgrave) with staff, receiving new inmates including Bosworth (John Thaw) and Smith (Tom Courtenay), then briefing new house mas (more…)
(Movie Clip) And Did Those Feet...
Reformatory governor (Michael Redgrave) scolding his charges before a concert, Smith (Tom Courtenay) et al finishing with Blake's Jerusalem, as a coll (more…)
(Movie Clip) I'm The Gaffer Now
First the Governor (Michael Redgrave) giving a tour, then inmate Smith (Tom Courtenay) in a flashback, featuring his mother (Avis Bunnage) and her boy (more…)

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  • Review: It was considered chic among cinephiles in the 1960s to denigrate British stage and film director Tony Richardson, but on balance he was responsible for as many important British films in these years as anyone else. One of the best of the British Angry You… (more)

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