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Poor Cow (1967)

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101 min | Drama

A young woman lives a life filled with bad choices. She marries and has a child with an abusive thief at a young age who quickly ends up in prison. Left alone she takes up with his mate (another thief) who seems to give her some happiness ...See moreA young woman lives a life filled with bad choices. She marries and has a child with an abusive thief at a young age who quickly ends up in prison. Left alone she takes up with his mate (another thief) who seems to give her some happiness but who also ends up in the nick. She then takes up with a series of seedy types who offer nothing but momentary pleasure. Her son goes missing and she briefly comes to grips with what is most important to her. Written by Fred Cabral See less
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Director
Ken Loach (as Kenneth Loach)
Writers
Nell Dunn (screenplay) (novel: "Poor Cow") | Ken Loach (screenplay) (as Kenneth Loach)
Composer
Cinematographer
Brian Probyn (photographed by)
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Updated Dec 5, 1967

Release date
Jan 31, 1968 (United States)

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James Beckett
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Ray Barron
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Hilda Barry
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Terry Duggan
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Rose Hiller
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Muriel Hunte
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Paddy Joyce
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Will Stampe
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Malcolm McDowell
Billy (scenes deleted) Billy (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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George Sewell
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Liza Carrol
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Ian Christian
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Jack E. Clarke
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Max Howard
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Martin King
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Julie May
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Philip Newman
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Joe Palmer
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Alan Selwyn
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James Thornhill
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6.9 / 10 | 1,053 votes