The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (Tony Richardson, 1962) wr. Alan Sillitoe
Tom Courtenay, Michael Redgrave, Avis Bunnage, James Bolam
A rebellious youth (Sir Tom Courtenay), sentenced to a boy's reformatory for robbing a bakery, rises through the ranks of the institution through his prowess as a long distance runner. During his solitary runs, reveries of his life and times before his incarceration lead him to re-evaluate his privileged status as the Governor's (Sir Michael Redgrave's) prize runner.
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