The L-Shaped Room
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The L-Shaped Room
Considered ultra-mature film fare in 1962, The L-Shaped Room stars Leslie Caron as a unmarried, pregnant French girl. Arranging for an abortion (illegal at that time), she takes up residence in a ramshackle British boarding house where most of the other residents are also outcasts of society. Many of the character types were new to films of the era, but have since become cliches: the understanding young black, the lesbian actress, the prostitutes without golden hearts. There is also a Christopher Isherwood type writer (Tom Bell) who observes the passing parade and writes a book on the subject.… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Caron's heartfelt, out of type, performance as the lonely lady in trouble, makes the sensitive pic, a mixture of muddle and insight, watchable."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Glamorous Leslie Caron is seriously out of place in this drab kitchen-sink drama."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
"Leslie Caron received a second Oscar nomination for this British film, in which she plays a French feeme in London, who decides to keep her out of the wedlock baby."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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