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This Sporting Life (1963)

Not Rated
134 min | Drama, Sport

Despite success on the field, a rising rugby star senses the emerging emptiness of his life as his inner angst begins to materialize through aggression and brutality, so he attempts to woo his landlady in hopes of finding reason to live.
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Writer
David Storey (based on the novel by) (screenplay)
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Cinematographer
Denys N. Coop (photographed by) (as Denys Coop)
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$813
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Release date
Jul 16, 1963 (United States)

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37 cast members
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Richard Harris
Frank Machin Frank Machin   See fewer
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Rachel Roberts
Mrs. Hammond Mrs. Hammond   See fewer
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Alan Badel
Weaver Weaver   See fewer
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William Hartnell
Johnson Johnson   See fewer
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Colin Blakely
Maurice Braithwaite Maurice Braithwaite   See fewer
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Vanda Godsell
Mrs. Weaver Mrs. Weaver   See fewer
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Jack Watson
Len Miller Len Miller   See fewer
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Arthur Lowe
Slomer Slomer   See fewer
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Leonard Rossiter
Phillips Phillips   See fewer
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Katherine Parr
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Peter Duguid
Doctor Doctor   See fewer
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Wallas Eaton
Waiter Waiter   See fewer
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Anthony Woodruff
Head Waiter Head Waiter   See fewer
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Murray Evans
Hooker Hooker   See fewer
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Tom Clegg
Gower Gower   See fewer
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Ken Traill
Trainer Trainer   See fewer
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Frank Windsor
Dentist Dentist   See fewer
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John Gill
Cameron Cameron   See fewer
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Jack Armstrong
Man in Pub (uncredited) Man in Pub (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mabel Etherington
Lady in Restaurant (uncredited) Lady in Restaurant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Fox
Bruce, Restaurant Barman (uncredited) Bruce, Restaurant Barman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Muriel Greenslade
Lady in Restaurant (uncredited) Lady in Restaurant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Glenda Jackson
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Roy Lansford
Man in Pub (uncredited) Man in Pub (uncredited)   See fewer
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Aileen Lewis
Lady at Party (uncredited) Lady at Party (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bryan Mosley
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Ernie Rice
Man in Pub (uncredited) Man in Pub (uncredited)   See fewer
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Graham Roberts
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Anton Rodgers
Restaurant Customer (uncredited) Restaurant Customer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pat Ryan
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David Storey
Rugby Player (uncredited) Rugby Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.8 / 10 | 5,336 votes