Women in Love

Movies, Comedy

Despite a growing portentousness towards the end, and moments of silliness (memorably, the fireside nude wrestling scene between Bates and Reed) scattered throughout, a surprisingly restrained, even respectful adaptation of DH Lawrence's novel. Much of the credit lies with the cast, camerawork (by Billy Williams), the art direction and Georges Delerue's score, though it must be said that Russell, if seemingly unconcerned with the novel's political thrust, is in fruitful sympathy with Lawrence's sexual politics. Far from good, but better than one might fear or expect.

Release details

Release date:
Wednesday March 25 1970
130 mins

Cast and crew

Ken Russell
Larry Kramer
Glenda Jackson
Eleanor Bron
Alan Webb
Alan Bates
Oliver Reed
Michael Gough
Jennie Linden