|Directed by||Barney Platts-Mills|
|Produced by||Barney Platts-Mills, Andrew St. John|
|Written by||Barney Platts-Mills|
|Music by||David Dundas, Michael Feast, George Fenton|
|Running time||89 minutes|
Private Road is a 1971 British drama film directed by Barney Platts-Mills. The film won the Golden Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival. After several years out of print it was reissued on Bluray and DVD by the BFI in 2011 as part of their Flipside reissue program.
Peter Morrisey (Bruce Robinson) is an author who has just published his first novel. He meets receptionist, Ann Halpern (Susan Penhaligon) and fall in love. They spend some time in a cottage in Scotland living an idyllic pastoral life, but return to London. Peter gets a job at an advertising agency as a copywriter. Ann becomes pregnant and Peter asks her to marry him but she refuses. To Peter's shock, Ann decides to have an abortion which is performed by her father. After a spell in hospital Ann returns home and her father gives her a house. Peter returns to his flat alone, still thinking that he will marry Ann. With his friend Stephen, Peter breaks into an office block and steals a typewriter so he can resume his writing career.
- Susan Penhaligon as Ann Halpern
- Bruce Robinson as Peter Morrissey
- Michael Feast as Stephen
- Robert Brown as Mr. Halpern
- George Fenton as Henry
- Kathleen Byron as Mrs. Halpern
- Patricia Cutts as Erica Talbot
- Trevor Adams as Alex Marvel
- Susan Brodrick as Sylvia Halpern (as Susan Broderick)
- "Winners of the Golden Leopard". Locarno. Retrieved 2012-08-19.
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