This Sporting Life


  • male rear nudity

  • british new wave

  • bare chested male

  • male nudity

  • male objectification



This Sporting Life (1963) [1080p]



This Sporting Life (1963)


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  • Despite success on the field, a rising rugby star senses the emerging emptiness of his life as his inner angst begins to materialize through aggression and brutality, so he attempts to woo his landlady in hopes of finding reason to live.

  • In Northern England in the early 1960s, Frank Machin is mean, tough and ambitious enough to become an immediate star in the rugby league team run by local employer Weaver. Machin lodges with Mrs Hammond, whose husband was killed in an accident at Weaver's, but his impulsive and angry nature stop him from being able to reach her as he would like. He becomes increasingly frustrated with his situation, and this is not helped by the more straightforward enticements of Mrs Weaver. —Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

  • In drab early-1960s Wakefield, the volatile and aggressive young miner, Frank Machin, is determined to earn himself a place in the tough world of professional rugby and the local team. Hopelessly in love with his widowed and gloomily beautiful landlady, Mrs Margaret Hammond, Frank finds himself caught in the middle of his ferocious ambition and his unrequited love for the unattainable object of his desire, completely unable to break free from the agony of his bottled-up emotions. Now, all the riches of the world can't buy Frank happiness. What is the price the rough rugby player will have to pay for his success? —Nick Riganas


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Scene #1

  • Frank Machin
    We don't have stars in this game, Mrs Weaver, that's soccer.
  • Mrs. Weaver
    What *do* you have?
  • Frank Machin
    People like me.

Scene #2

  • Frank Machin
    [to scantily clad nightclub singer] Eh love, show us your personality!

Scene #3

  • Slomer
    Tell me Frank. Have you been indulging in what I call Mrs Weaver's weakness for social informalities?

Screen Shots


  • This Sporting Life trailer cover