The movie was adapted by T.E.B. Clarke and Gavin Lambert from the novel by D.H. Lawrence. It was directed by Jack Cardiff.
It won an Academy Award for Best Cinematography and was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Trevor Howard), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Mary Ure), Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White, Best Director, Best Picture and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.
Sons and Lovers was made into a television miniseries in 1981. It starred Eileen Atkins, Tom Bell and Lynn Dearth. It was adapted by Trevor Griffiths and directed by Stuart Burge.