Moviedrome Mondays: The Loved One (1965)

I have posted a youtube video link below to Moviedrome presenter Alex Cox’s introduction to British director Tony Richardson’s 1965 film The Loved One – adapted from the 1948 novel of the same name by celebrated British writer Evelyn Waugh. My readers can also read Cox’s transcript here. The episode’s original airdate was July 15, 1990 (read here). This film version of Waugh’s aforementioned book hits and misses for the very same reasons Cox so eloquently states in his intro. I also agree with this very fascinating write-up about the film on the TCM website (read here).

Here is a youtube video link to Alex Cox’s Moviedrome intro to The Loved One (the sound comes on at the 0:15 mark)

Here is a youtube video link to the film’s original theatrical trailer

8 thoughts on “Moviedrome Mondays: The Loved One (1965)

  1. I think that rarely has such a distinguished cast been assembled to create such a silly film. Mind you, I haven’t seen it in over 50 years. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. I haven’t seen The Loved One, it doesn’t really sound like my cup of tea. I did enjoy Alex Cox’s introduction and the TCM article you linked to. Pauline Kael’s assessment of the film as “a triumphant disaster” brought a smile to my face.

  3. The film was a troubled production for all involved based on numerous reports. You are quite welcome concerning the links 🙂 Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂

  4. I did see your list John! I should have commented on it. Sorry. I don’t know that could compile such a list myself although I have seen a lot of Westerns. There are definitely are at least a hundred great that have been made though.

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