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Priest of Love

R Released Oct 11, 1981 2h 5m Biography List
Reviews 57% Audience Score 50+ Ratings
After his latest novel, "The Rainbow," courts controversy, author D. H. Lawrence (Ian McKellen) travels with his wife, Frieda (Janet Suzman), from his native England to the U.S. to escape the outrage it has caused. His reception there is less than warm, so they depart for Mexico and then Italy as Lawrence battles tuberculosis. Once in Italy, he settles down to write what will eventually become both his greatest and his most notorious work: "Lady Chatterley's Lover." Read More Read Less
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Bob Thomas Associated Press That fine actor, lan McKellen, who bears a startling resemblence to Lawrence, is unable to make him attractive. Oct 22, 2018 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Aug 22, 2005 Full Review Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat Spirituality & Practice Priest of Love is at once an unusual love story and a riveting portrait of D.H. Lawrence. Jan 31, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis After his latest novel, "The Rainbow," courts controversy, author D. H. Lawrence (Ian McKellen) travels with his wife, Frieda (Janet Suzman), from his native England to the U.S. to escape the outrage it has caused. His reception there is less than warm, so they depart for Mexico and then Italy as Lawrence battles tuberculosis. Once in Italy, he settles down to write what will eventually become both his greatest and his most notorious work: "Lady Chatterley's Lover."
Director
Christopher Miles
Producer
Christopher Miles, Andrew Donally
Screenwriter
Alan Plater
Production Co
Milesian Films
Rating
R
Genre
Biography
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Oct 11, 1981, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Sep 1, 2016
Runtime
2h 5m
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