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A Kind of LovingA Kind of Loving (1962) Recommended
Dir. John Schlesinger
Feat. June Ritchie, Alan Bates
A key film of the British New Wave, describing in unfussy black–and–white images the life of young couple June Ritchie and Alan Bates…
Caretaker, TheCaretaker, The (1963) Recommended
Dir. Clive Donner
Feat. Donald Pleasence, Alan Bates, Robert Shaw
Praised film adaptation of Harold Pinter's breakthrough stageplay, in which two brothers invite a tramp into their London flat – an act of…
Whistle Down the WindWhistle Down the Wind (1964)
Dir. Bryan Forbes
Feat. Alan Bates, Hayley Mills
Alan Bates plays an escaped convict who Hayley Mills meets and believes to be Jesus himself. Unsentimental yet moving account of childhood faith…
Nothing but the BestNothing but the Best (1964)
Dir. Clive Donner
Feat. Alan Bates, Denholm Elliott, Harry Andrews
Ruthless real estate agent Alan Bates grubs and grafts a way upwards, out of his working–class background and into the snobbish…
Zorba the GreekZorba the Greek (1964) Recommended
Dir. Michael Cacoyannis
Feat. Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, Irene Papas
Keynote role for Anthony Quinn as the title–character of Nikos Kazantzakis' novel, a bawdy, womanising,…
Georgy GirlGeorgy Girl (1966)
Dir. Silvio Narizzano
Feat. Lynn Redgrave, Alan Bates, Charlotte Rampling
Quaint comedy in which 'ugly duckling' Lynn Redgrave strives for happiness alongside her flamboyant friends. Its casual depiction of abortion made…
Far from the Madding CrowdFar from the Madding Crowd (1967) Recommended
Dir. John Schlesinger
Feat. Julie Christie, Peter Finch, Terence Stamp
Pastoral, moody epic set in 18th Century England follows the romantic intrigues of an independent woman farmer with three men. Photography by Nic…
King of HeartsKing of Hearts (1967) Recommended
Dir. Phillipe De Broca
Feat. Alan Bates, Genevieve Bujold, Pierre Brasseur
Excellently quirky mid–60s comedy that became a cult–hit in the US, has soldier Alan Bates infiltrate a French village in WWI, which has…
Women in LoveWomen in Love (1969) Recommended
Dir. Ken Russell
Feat. Alan Bates, Oliver Reed, Glenda Jackson
Ken Russell's esteemed version of D.H. Lawrence's finest novel about a macho entrepreneur, his philosophically and sexually dubious friend and their…
American Film Theatre - Three SistersAmerican Film Theatre - Three Sisters (1970)
Dir. Laurence Olivier
Feat. Alan Bates, Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright
Three sisters stuck in the Russian provinces pine for distant Moscow in this comprehensively faithful adaptation of Anton Chekhov's famous 19th…

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