Cinema: A Matter of Wife & Death

A Kind of Loving, though somewhat milder in its remonstrance than Room at the Top and A Taste of Honey, is nevertheless a movie with an urgent social message: the working class is the irking class in Britain. The message, never flatly delivered, is ironically implied in the plot, which involves a matter of wife and death. The hero, a hearty young draftsman named Vic (Alan Bates), works in a big mill in Lancashire and spends his spare time "chattin' up the typies.'' One day he chats up a little bit of all right (June Ritchie) who is just as twee...

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