The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

by Tony Richardson 1h44min United Kingdom 1962
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Film details

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
by Tony Richardson

A juvenile offender at a tough reform school impresses its Governor with his running ability and is encouraged to compete in an upcoming race, but faces ridicule from his peers.

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  • Tom Courtenay : Colin Smith
  • Alec McCowen : Brown
  • Michael Redgrave : Ruxton Towers
  • And with: Avis Bunnage, James Bolam, Topsy Jane


  • Director Tony Richardson
  • Scenario Alan Sillitoe
  • Original work author Alan Sillitoe
  • Photo director Walter Lassally
  • Set Design Ralph W. Brinton
  • Costume Design Sophie Devine
  • Sound Stephen Dalby
  • Editing Antony Gibbs
  • Original music John Addison
  • Producer Tony Richardson
  • Production Compagny Woodfall Film Productions
  • Distributor Universal Pictures

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1.66:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1962
  • Release date for France09/21/1962
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageEnglish
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