This Sporting Life | 1963

Drama, Adaptation
A rough-and-tumble, former coal miner-turned-rugby superstar meets a lonely widow and they start a relationship. His wild ways and her eventual serious illness dooms their happiness together.
Director: Lindsay Anderson
Awards: 2 Oscar nominations. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Frank Machin

Actor

... Mrs Hammond

Actor

... Weaver

Actor

... Johnson

Actor

... Maurice Braithwaite

Actor

... Mrs Weaver

Actor

... Slomer

Actor

... Judith

Actor

... Len Miller

Actor

... Wade

Actor

... Jeff

Actor

... Phillips

Actor

Writers

Screenplay

Source Material (from novel)

Company

Independent Artists Filmed Entertainment

Production Company

Synopsis

A rough-and-tumble, former coal miner-turned-rugby superstar meets a lonely widow and they start a relationship. His wild ways and her eventual serious illness dooms their happiness together.

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