Sons and Lovers Poster

Release Date: July 12th, 1960

DVD Release Date: April 16th, 2013

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary
In a small English coal town, aspiring artist Paul Morel (Dean Stockwell) sets out to break free of the difficult mining life that has hardened his father, Walter (Trevor Howard), and killed his brother. His wishes appear to come true when local art lover Henry Hadlock (Ernest Thesiger) offers to send him to art school in London. However, Paul's deep love for his kind but possessive mother, Gertrude (Wendy Hiller), threatens to keep him from abandoning his old life.

Cast: Trevor Howard, Dean Stockwell, Wendy Hiller, Mary Ure, Heather Sears, William Lucas, Donald Pleasence, Ernest Thesiger

Director: Jack Cardiff

Genres: Drama

Keywords: England, Escape, Tense, Wife, Gritty, House, Mother, Emotional, Love


Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)
Nominated British Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1960)
Winner Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Art Direction (Black-and-White)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Directing
Nominated Best Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Actor
Winner Cinematography (Black-and-White)