Poor Cow | 1967

Directed by: Ken Loach

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Main Plot

A young woman lives a life full of bad choices. At a young age she has a baby by an abusive thief who quickly lands in prison. When her son goes missing, she gets to grips with what is most important to her.


  • Terence Stamp plays a small-time criminal who is the love interest of the main character in Poor Cow.
  • Carol White's character in "Poor Cow" is a young woman who faces hardship and struggles to find happiness in her life.
  • John Bindon plays the role of a charismatic and dangerous criminal who becomes involved with the main character, Joy.


In the ending of "Poor Cow," directed by Ken Loach, Joy, a young woman living in poverty, finds herself alone after her husband is imprisoned. She starts a new relationship with a kind-hearted thief named Dave. However, their happiness is short-lived as Dave is killed during a robbery. Devastated, Joy is left to raise her son alone and reflects on the cyclical nature of her life, hoping for a better future.

Ken Loach