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The Girl-Getters (1964)

The System (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 18 March 1965 (Netherlands)
In a seaside village, a group of local young men mingle among the seasonal tourists in search of sexual conquests. Near the end of one summer, the leader of the group, Tinker, a strolling ... See full summary »

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Michael Winner

Writer:

Peter Draper (screenplay)
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Complete credited cast:
Oliver Reed ... Tinker
Jane Merrow ... Nicola
Barbara Ferris ... Suzy
Harry Andrews ... Larsey
Julia Foster ... Lorna
Andrew Ray Andrew Ray ... Willy
John Alderton ... Nidge
Ann Lynn ... Ella
Iain Gregory Iain Gregory ... Sammy
John Porter-Davison John Porter-Davison ... Grib (as John Porter Davison)
Clive Colin Bowler Clive Colin Bowler ... Sneakers
David Hemmings ... David
Guy Doleman ... Philip
Gwendolyn Watts Gwendolyn Watts ... First Class Girl
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In a seaside village, a group of local young men mingle among the seasonal tourists in search of sexual conquests. Near the end of one summer, the leader of the group, Tinker, a strolling photographer, aims to conquer a fashion model from a well-to-do family, but he finds himself unexpectedly falling in love. The tables thus turned, Tinker begins to see that maybe it's not the tourists who are being used in these sexual games. Written by George S. Davis

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Drama

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UK

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English | German

Release Date:

18 March 1965 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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The shot in the opening title sequence of the train passing behind people sunbathing on the beach was a mirror-image: the train appears to be travelling from right to left but was actually travelling in the opposite direction. See more »

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Johnny's Twist
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Music by John Paris
Berry Music Library Ltd
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early lead role for Oliver Reed
8 November 2003 | by didi-5See all my reviews

"The System" was both the first time director Michael Winner had ventured away from films featuring pop groups to something more serious and representative of the 60s, and the first time Oliver Reed had a lead role that wasn't in a Hammer horror. The scene where you see him for the first time in the camera range gives you some idea of what kind of screen presence he had before the booze became more important than the image. As Tinker the photographer, the leader of a randy gang in Brighton, Reed is exceptionally good, and also in the cast are John Alderton, David Hemmings, and Andrew Ray, all offering good support. The film gets under the skin of the decade and manages to be interesting to watch as well.


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