The L-Shaped Room (1963)
Release Date: Jan 1, 1963 Wide
Average Rating: 4/5
User Ratings: 299
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
Jan 1, 1963 Wide
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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.
Glamorous Leslie Caron is seriously out of place in this drab kitchen-sink drama.
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