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Young and Willing (1962)
"The Wild and the Willing" (original title)

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University students form relationships and perform pranks with disastrous consequences all round.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Virginia Maskell ...
Virginia Chown
Paul Rogers ...
Prof. George Chown
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Josie Stevens
Katherine Woodville ...
Sarah Phillips
David Sumner ...
John Agincourt
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Phil Corbett
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Arthur
Johnny Briggs ...
Dai Hawkins
Johnny Sekka ...
Reggie
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Andrew Gilby
Charles Kay ...
Edgar Tibbs
John Barrie ...
Mr. Corbett
Megs Jenkins ...
Mrs. Corbett
Victor Brooks ...
Fire Chief
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Harry Brown (Ian McShane in his introductory film role) is a somewhat rough student (the wild) at Kilminster University, who has the ability to win friends, especially the underdogs like Phil (John Hurt) who doesn't play 'rugger' and can't sink a whole pint of beer, and African student Reggie (Johnny Sekka). He also has a way with the girls (the willing), one of whom is his professors wife, who likes the students, but also her comfortable life with her boring husband more. After Harry is rebuffed, he takes up the challenge to hang a banner from the dangerously crumbling University tower. The rather weak Phil insists on being part of this escapade. This is a rather interesting film showing a University of the early 60s as a melting pot where many different rungs of society meet, and its message is still relevant today. Written by Ian Joyner

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university | based on play

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30 August 1963 (Finland)  »

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The Tame and the Annoying
5 November 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This is the sort of movie that should be so bad it is good. It is just bad, period. Notable only for being the debuts of some good actors who do the best they can with unintentionally parodic material. But the pacing is so slow and the characters so uninteresting my only reaction was to sit watching, stupefied, as it just went on and on.

This 'angry young man' film was brilliantly parodied by Harry Enfield in NORBERT SMITH: A LIFE which I dearly wish I had watched instead.


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