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No Love for Johnnie (1961)

After winning re-election, British Labour Party M.P. Johnnie Byrne faces a series of setbacks in his political career, as well as in his marriage, and must act wisely in order to save both.

Director:

Ralph Thomas

Writers:

Nicholas Phipps (screenplay), Mordecai Richler (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Finch ... Johnnie Byrne
Stanley Holloway ... Fred Andrews
Mary Peach ... Pauline West
Donald Pleasence ... Roger Renfrew
Billie Whitelaw ... Mary
Hugh Burden ... Tim Maxwell
Rosalie Crutchley ... Alice Byrne
Michael Goodliffe ... Dr. West
Mervyn Johns ... Charlie Young
Geoffrey Keen ... The Prime Minister - Reginald Stevens
Paul Rogers ... Sydney Johnson
Dennis Price ... Flagg
Peter Barkworth ... Henderson
Fenella Fielding ... Sheilah
Derek Francis Derek Francis ... Frank
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Storyline

Johnnie Byrne is a member of the British Parliament. In his 40s, he's feeling frustrated with his life and his personal as well as professional problems tower up over him. His desires to win the next election are endangered by his constant looking for love and he is faced with the choice of giving up a career in politics or giving up the woman he loves. Written by Lars Skogan

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It Scorches With All the Intensity of Truth

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Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 July 1961 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Den yparhei agapi gia sena See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Five Star Films Ltd. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Although this film was based on a novel by a serving Labour Member of Parliament (who had died before it appeared), it was widely regarded by critics as none-too-subtle propaganda for the Conservatives, of whom the head of the studio was a vocal supporter. See more »

Goofs

The on street interview that Finch's character gives to a news film crew has somewhat different wordage (clearly from another take, that would not have happened with a news crew) when seen broadcast later on a television in a pub. See more »

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A reflection of the times
23 February 2018 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

This film was made in 1961 during Harold MacMillan's premiership and about a year before the Profumo scandal broke.So much of what is shown in the film was reflected in contemporary life.Of course parliamentary scandals would get worse culminating in the expenses fiddle.Peter Finch is excellent.However there are two aspects of the film which don't ring true.Firstly Mary Peach running off back home.Secondly the motion of no confidence.I am sure that this would have been squashed by the head office,as such an unlikely move would cause major embarrassment to a new government.Incidentally the red scare was quite real at the time,as apart from the Profumo scandal a small number of Labour MPs had contacts with iron curtain countries.


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