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The L-Shaped Room

The L-Shaped Room (1963)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1963 Wide

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Considered ultra-mature film fare in 1962, The L-Shaped Room stars Leslie Caron as a unmarried, pregnant French girl. Arranging for an abortion (illegal at that time), she takes up residence in a ramshackle British boarding house where most of the other residents are also outcasts of society. Many of the character types were new to films of the era, but have since become cliches: the understanding young black, the lesbian actress, the prostitutes without golden hearts. There is also a

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Caron's heartfelt, out of type, performance as the lonely lady in trouble, makes the sensitive pic, a mixture of muddle and insight, watchable.

July 18, 2013 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Glamorous Leslie Caron is seriously out of place in this drab kitchen-sink drama.

September 30, 2011 Full Review Source: Film Threat
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Leslie Caron received a second Oscar nomination for this British film, in which she plays a French feeme in London, who decides to keep her out of the wedlock baby.

June 29, 2011 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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