MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 44,500 this week

Experience Preferred... But Not Essential (1982)

 -  Drama  -  22 December 1982 (UK)
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 193 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 9 critic

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.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1002 titles
created 19 Aug 2011
 
a list of 107 titles
created 15 Jan 2012
 
a list of 8738 titles
created 25 Mar 2013
 
a list of 682 titles
created 19 Jul 2013
 
a list of 234 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Experience Preferred... But Not Essential (1982)

Experience Preferred... But Not Essential (1982) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Experience Preferred... But Not Essential.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Inside Out (1975)
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Thirty years after WW2, a team of former GIs and German soldiers plans to retrieve Nazi loot, hidden in the Soviet occupied East Germany, whose exact location is known by an imprisoned Nazi war criminal.

Director: Peter Duffell
Stars: Telly Savalas, Robert Culp, James Mason
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In 1727, an Arab colt is born with the signs of the wheat ear and the white spot on his heel: evil and good. And thus begins the life of Sham. He is a gift to the King of France, through a ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Duffell
Stars: Richard Harris, Glenda Jackson, Frank Finlay
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A Scotland Yard investigator looks into four mysterious cases involving an unoccupied house: 1) A writer encounters a strangler of his own creation, 2) Two men are obsessed with a wax ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Duffell
Stars: John Bryans, John Bennett, Christopher Lee
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Peter Duffell
Stars: Peter Finch, Michael York, Hildegard Neil
Edit

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
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 December 1982 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

First Love  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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!
See more »

Connections

Followed by Those Glory Glory Days (1983) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Highly recommended
5 March 2003 | by (Western Hemisphere) – See all my reviews

I wish I could get my hands on a copy of this movie. I saw it as a callow 21-year-old and have been looking for it since.

It's a sweet little coming-of-age, of sorts, with a female lead for a change. The setting of a resort hotel is the perfect background for a voyage of mini-discovery, with all its endearing characters.

The Elvis wanna-be is one of those characters you come across once or twice in your life, and his unspooling is one of the highpoints of the movie. He's scary and funny at the same time.

I give this movie a 9 on 10 for enjoyment.


9 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Any DVD release planned for the future? North-3

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?