Priest Of Love (1981)





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The later years of the life of author D.H. Lawrence are dramatized in this screen biography. Following the controversial reception of his novel The Rainbow, David Herbert Lawrence (Ian McKellen) and his wife Frieda (Janet Suzman) leave England for the U.S., where they hope that Lawrence's bold themes will be received in a more tolerant climate. Such is not the case, and the Lawrences travel first to Mexico, and then to Italy while David attempts to complete and then publish his best known (and most controversial) work, Lady Chatterley's Lover. However, as the furor over the book taxes David's well being, tuberculosis saps his physical health. The supporting cast includes John Gielgud as censorship crusader Herbert G. Muskett and Ava Gardner as Mabel Dodge Luhan. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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Ian McKellen
as D.H. Lawrence
Janet Suzman
as Frieda Lawrence
Ava Gardner
as Mabel Dodge Luhan
Penelope Keith
as Dorothy Brett
Jorge Rivero
as Tony Luhan
Maurizio Merli
as Angelo Ravagli
John Gielgud
as Herbert G. Muskett
James Faulkner
as Aldous Huxley
Mike Gwilym
as John Middleton Murry
Massimo Ranieri
as Piero Pini
Marjorie Yates
as Ada Lawrence
Jane Booker
as Barbara Weekley
Wendy Allnutt
as Maria Huxley
Elio Pandolfi
as Pino Orioli
Sarah Miles
as Actress
Patrick Holt
as Arthur Lawrence
Burnell Tucker
as Earl Brewster
Sarah Brackett
as Achsah Brewster
Anne Dyson
as Lydia Lawrence
Mellan Mitchell
as Aga Khan
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Priest of Love is at once an unusual love story and a riveting portrait of D.H. Lawrence.

Full Review… | January 31, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

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August 22, 2005

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