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The L-Shaped Room


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continues a season of films by the distinguished writer-director Bryan Forbes
starring Leslie Caron, Tom Bell
Based on a bestselling novel, this engrossing movie is centred around the life and inhabitants of a crumbling west London mansion. In the various bedsits managed by a grasping landlady are prostitutes, a failed writer, a black jazz musician, a lesbian actress and a beautiful young French girl, Jane, who wonders whether to have her illegitimate baby, and seeks help from her neighbours ... As the nearby posters proclaim - all human life is here....
Screenplay by Bryan Forbes based on the novel by Lynne Reid Banks
Produced by James Woolf and Richard Attenborough
Directed by Bryan Forbes
FILMS: page 14


Novel By: Lynne Reid Banks
Screenplay: Bryan Forbes
Produced By: James Woolf
Produced By: Richard Attenborough
Directed By: Bryan Forbes
Jane: Leslie Caron
Toby: Tom Bell
Johnny: Brock Peters
Mavis: Cicely Courtneidge
Charlie: Bernard Lee
Doris: Avis Bunnage
Sonia: Patricia Phoenix
Dr Weaver: Emlyn Williams

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