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Poor Cow

Production Crew

Director:Ken Loach

Producer: Joseph Janni

Screenplay by: Nell Dunn, Ken Loach (based on the novel by Nell Dunn)

Music by: Donovan

Camera:Brian Probyn

Editor: Roy Watts

Production Design: Bernard Sarron


Joy: Carol White

Tom: John Bindon

Dave: Terence Stamp

Beryl: Kate Williams

Aunt Emm: Queenie Watts


London in the 1960's: this is an account of a young woman trying to cope while her husband, a small time thief, is in jail. Clutching at any slight chance of happiness, she has a promiscuous relationship with his best friend which in turn leads to heart breaking consequences.

Poor Cow is a poignant, controversial slice of raw social realism, and in true Loach style, is an imaginative exploration of the thin line separating fiction and real-life.

Clip Rights Notes

International press / screening / sales enquiries: Canal +