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THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER

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Director: Tony Richardson Run Time: 104 min. Release Year: 1962

Starring: Alec McCowen, Avis Bunnage, James Bolam, Michael Redgrave, Tom Courtenay

A rebellious youth sentenced to a reformatory for robbing a bakery rises through the ranks of the institution through his prowess as a long distance runner. During his solitary runs, reveries of his life and times before his incarceration lead him to re-evaluate his privileged status as a prized athlete.

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