Three into Two Won't Go
|Three into Two Won't Go|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Peter Hall|
|Produced by||Julian Blaustein|
|Written by||Andrea Newman
|Music by||Francis Lai|
|Edited by||Alan Osbiston|
Three into Two Won't Go is a 1969 British drama film directed by Peter Hall, and starring Rod Steiger, Claire Bloom and Judy Geeson. The film was entered into the 19th Berlin International Film Festival.
Steve and Frances Howard are a middle-aged, married and childless couple who reside in a sparsely decorated home in Manchester, England. He is an executive in a store that sells appliances.
Steve picks up a teenage hitchhiker, Ella, and begins an affair. Ella turns up at his home claiming to be pregnant, where after becoming acquainted, Frances isn't sure whether to consider the girl a rival or offer to adopt her unborn baby. The situation further demonstrates the loveless nature of the couple's marriage.
- Rod Steiger as Steve Howard
- Claire Bloom as Frances Howard
- Judy Geeson as Ella Patterson
- Peggy Ashcroft as Belle
- Paul Rogers as Jack Roberts
- Lynn Farleigh as Janet
- Elizabeth Spriggs as Marcia
- Sheila Allen as Beth
- Diana Webster
The film was the 19th most popular film at the UK box office in 1969.
In 1970 a version of the film screened on NBC in the US. Hall, O'Brien and Newman demanded their names be taken off the film alleging 20 minutes of new footage had been shot and added.
- Alexander Walker, Hollywood, England, Stein and Day, 1974 p345
- "IMDB.com: Awards for Three into Two Won't Go". imdb.com. Retrieved 7 March 2010.
- "The World's Top Twenty Films." Sunday Times [London, England] 27 Sept. 1970: 27. The Sunday Times Digital Archive. accessed 5 Apr. 2014
- British Film Bowdlerized: Creators Demand Credits Removed By Alfred Frierdly. The Washington Post, Times Herald (1959-1973) [Washington, D.C] 28 Oct 1970: B1.
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