The L-Shaped Room (1963) Film Review

The L-Shaped Room
DIRECTOR: Bryan Forbes
BOTTOM LINE: Writer/director Bryan Forbes’s lovely and faithful adaptation of the Lynne Reid Banks novel boasts Leslie Caron’s greatest performance. She is a young woman who is unmarried and waits out pregnancy in a strange city where she rents the L-shaped bedroom of the title. Brock Peters, having just appeared in “To Kill a Mockingbird,” plays Johnny, a shy, gay musician, while Cicely Courtneidge is perfect as her understanding landlady, Mavis, who we gradually realize is not only gay but is in mourning for a lost love
POST TITLE55 Queer Films Made Under the Hays Code (1934-1967) (Part 2) – TheBrownees | Douglas Slocombe. Master Cinematographer. – TheBrownees
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