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Experience Preferred... But Not Essential (1982)

 -  Drama  -  22 December 1982 (UK)
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A shy, introverted young girl takes a summer job at a seaside resort in Wales. She finds the staff, the owners and patrons unlike anyone she has ever met before.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Edmonds ...
Annie
Sue Wallace ...
Mavis
Geraldine Griffiths ...
Doreen
Karen Meagher ...
Paula
Maggie Wilkinson ...
Arlene
Ron Bain ...
Mike
Alun Lewis ...
Hywel
Robert Blythe ...
Ivan
Roy Heather ...
Wally
Peter Doran ...
Dai
Arwen Holm ...
Helen
Sion Tudor Owen ...
Nin
Robert Gwilym ...
Gareth
Mostyn Evans ...
Now
Paul Haley ...
Mr. Howard
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A shy, introverted young girl takes a summer job at a seaside resort in Wales. She finds the staff, the owners and patrons unlike anyone she has ever met before.

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A delicious new comedy from the producer of "Chariots of Fire" and "Local Hero."

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Drama

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22 December 1982 (UK)  »

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Released theatrically in the U.S., but not before it gained cult-status on public television showings. See more »

Quotes

Mike: Bon apetite, blue eyes!
Paula: Her eyes are brown, Mike.
Mike: Not to me!
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Followed by Secrets (1983) See more »

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Appreciative review of old movie and comparison
12 February 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

"Experience Preferred but not Essential" was, for me, one of those beautifully done esoteric films that deserves to be seen more than once to fully appreciate it humor, insights and writing.

It is akin to another such movie, "She'll be Wearing Pink Pajamas." I really appreciate writers, directors and actors who can delve into a humorous story, dig out the subtle humor and make it work on the big screen.

These are two films I'd really like to get a hold of and to watch again and again. Both films contain the kind of encouragement that one can find one's identity and not be lost in a "majority mentality."


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