No Love for Johnnie

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For the novel, see No Love for Johnnie (novel).
No Love for Johnnie
No Love for Johnnie FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Ralph Thomas
Starring Peter Finch
Stanley Holloway
Music by Malcolm Arnold
Cinematography Ernest Steward
Edited by Alfred Roome
Distributed by Embassy Pictures Corporation
Release dates
9 February 1961 (World Premiere, London
14 February 1961 (UK)
December 12, 1961 (US)
Running time
110 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

No Love for Johnnie is a 1961 British drama film directed by Ralph Thomas. It was based on the book of the same title by the Member of Parliament Wilfred Fienburgh and stars Peter Finch.

The film had its world premiere on 9 February 1961 at the Leicester Square Theatre in London's West End.

Johnnie is reelected with the ruling Labour Party but is disappointed not to receive an invitation to join the Government. As his wife leaves him, he joins a conspiratorial group working against the centrist government. Mary, the single woman upstairs clearly adores him but they never quite become a couple. Johnnie falls in love with a 20-year-old student/model Pauline, and misses an important speech because he is in bed with Pauline. His conspirators turn against him and cause his constituents to turn against him. He narrowly escapes a vote of no-confidence in his constituency, and goes in search of Pauline who has ended their relationship, still in love, but knows it is not the right relationship for her.

He goes back home, to find his wife wants to try again, Mary is still interested and the Prime Minister offers him a post.....

Finch won two film awards for this performance - one a BAFTA and the other the Silver Bear for Best Actor at the 11th Berlin International Film Festival.[1]



  1. ^ "Berlinale 1961: Prize Winners". Retrieved 2010-01-23. 

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