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The Knack... and How to Get It (1965)

The Knack ...and How to Get It (original title)
Approved | | Comedy | 7 July 1965 (France)
Cool and sophisticated Tolen (Ray Brooks) has a monopoly on womanizing - with a long like of conquests to prove it - while the naive and awkward Colin (Michael Crawford) desperately wants a... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Nancy Jones
... Tolen
... Colin
... Tom
William Dexter ... Dress Shop Owner
... Man in Photo Booth
Margot Thomas ... Female Teacher
... Angry Father
Helen Lennox ... Girl in Photo Booth
Wensley Pithey ... Teacher
Edgar Wreford ... Man in Phone Booth
Frank Sieman ... Surveyor
Bruce Lacey ... Surveyor's Asst.
George Chisholm ... Left Luggage Porter
... Picture Owner
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Cool and sophisticated Tolen (Ray Brooks) has a monopoly on womanizing - with a long like of conquests to prove it - while the naive and awkward Colin (Michael Crawford) desperately wants a piece of it. But when Colin falls for an innocent country girl (Rita Tushingham), its not long before the self-assured Tolen moves in for the kill. Is all fair in love and war, or can Colin get the the knack and beat Tolen at his own game? Written by Noel Kardaris

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7 July 1965 (France)  »

Also Known As:

The Knack... and How to Get It  »

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Budget:

$364,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,000,000, 31 January 1970
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Julian Glover and James Bolam were originally cast but were replaced by Ray Brooks and Michael Crawford. See more »

Quotes

[criticizing England's youth culture]
Old Man: Mods and Rockers!
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Spoofs The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) See more »

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Here Comes Nancy Now!
Written by John Barry
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youthful British cinema
10 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

A young and sexually frustrated school teacher rents out a room in his old house to a hip drummer with a motorcycle who is an expert at seduction in the hope of learning how he does it. Crazy editing and a haphazard style make it a challenge for those of us brought up on westerns and film noirs. A youth movie for the 60's with Rita Tushingham who seemed to embody that period of youthful British cinema, with a decidedly British humor and a take on society and sex, all wrapped up in the anarchy of free form movie making. Similar in style to Lester's "Hard Day's Night" but without the Beatles to carry it, this film relies more on the patience of the viewer, as it has a nice little story within the chaos.


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