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This Sporting Life (1963)

12 07/16/1963 (US) Drama 2h 14m

He only believed in strength - love was a word he hadn't the power to say.


In Northern England in the early 1960s, Frank Machin is mean, tough and ambitious enough to become an immediate star in the rugby league team run by local employer Weaver.

  1. David Storey

    Novel, Screenplay

  2. Lindsay Anderson


Top Billed Cast

  1. Richard Harris

    Richard Harris

    Frank Machin

  2. Rachel Roberts

    Rachel Roberts

    Mrs. Margaret Hammond

  3. Alan Badel

    Alan Badel

    Gerald Weaver

  4. William Hartnell

    William Hartnell

    'Dad' Johnson

  5. Colin Blakely

    Colin Blakely

    Maurice Braithwaite

  6. Vanda Godsell

    Vanda Godsell

    Mrs Anne Weaver

  7. Anne Cunningham


  8. Jack Watson

    Jack Watson

    Len Miller

  9. Arthur Lowe

    Arthur Lowe

    Charles Slomer

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This Sporting Life
This Sporting Life

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $286,281.00

Revenue -


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