Middle-aged marrieds Steve and Frances Howard (Rod Steiger, Claire Bloom) had come to accept a childless but contented existence. It would be challenged the day Steve elected to pick up free-spirited teen hitchhiker Ella Patterson (Judy Geeson)... who subsequently came to their home and cavalierly informed them she was pregnant... while letting Steve alone know it was by him. Long-sought British drama helmed by Peter Hall also stars Peggy Ashcroft, Paul Rogers. 92 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.