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All the Right Noises (1971)

GP | | Comedy, Drama | January 1973 (USA)
A married man with two small children has an affair with a young teenage girl


Gerry O'Hara


Gerry O'Hara


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Olivia Hussey ... Val
Tom Bell ... Len
Judy Carne ... Joy
John Standing ... Nigel
Yootha Joyce ... Mrs. Bird
Robert Keegan Robert Keegan ... Len's Father
Lesley-Anne Down ... Laura (as Lesley-Ann Down)
Marianne Stone ... Landlady
Gordon Griffin Gordon Griffin ... Terry
Edward Higgins Edward Higgins ... Ted
Rudolph Walker ... Gordon
Oscar James Oscar James ... Guard
Chrissie Shrimpton Chrissie Shrimpton ... Waitress
Peter Burton ... Stage Manager
Charles Lloyd Pack Charles Lloyd Pack ... Stagedoor Keeper


A married man with two small children has an affair with a young teenage girl

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Is one wife enough for one man? See more »


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Release Date:

January 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wszystkie wlasciwe posuniecia See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Trigon Films See more »
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1.85 : 1
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Opening credits: All characters portrayed in this story are fictitious and bear no resemblance to anyone either living or dead. See more »


The pinball machine that Len and Val play in the pub is a 1966 Gottlieb "Cross Town" whose maximum displayable score is 1,999. Len cannot have scored the three thousand, three hundred and thirty three that he claims. See more »


Joy: What's in the paper?
Len: Come on love, isn't it time she went to school?
[turns to back page of newspaper]
Len: Oh-eh, Chelsea's buying a new winger! About time they spent a few bob.
Joy: Is that it? The news?
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References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

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It is what it is
19 April 2011 | by lazarilloSee all my reviews

This is a late 60's/early 70's example of British "kitchen-sink realism" that began in the late 50's with films like "Saturday Night, Sunday Morning" and really continues up into the present day with the films of Mike Leigh and Ken Loach. Strangely, the late 60's/early 70's Swinging London era was an especially fertile period for these films, even though many of them--"Up the Junction", "Deep End", "I Start Counting"--were so provincial and working-class British, you'd never guess that anything extraordinary was happening in London at the time.

For whatever reason (perhaps there was a law?) every appealing young Brit actress of that era seemed to have to make at least one movie where she has a romance with a man old enough to be her father. Judy Geeson got stuck with Rod Steiger in "Three Into Two won't Go" and her younger sister Sally Geeson REALLY got stuck with Norman Wisdom (the UK's answer to Jerry Lewis) in "What's Good for the Goose". Susan George got romantically paired with the somewhat older Michael York in "The Strange Affair" and the much older Charles Bronson in "Twinky". Haley Mills avoided this IN MOVIES, but in real-life married her much older director Roy Boulting. And art actually imitated life for Jane Birkin as she went to France to have an on-screen AND off-screen romance with middle-aged French singer Serg Gainsbourg in "Slogan". This movie was apparently the May-December quota film for Olivia Hussey, the teenage star of Zeffereli's "Romeo and Juliet". It's more believable than most because she's paired with the 30-ish Tom Bell, who's conceivably still youthful and handsome enough to attract the interest of a teenager. And Hussey's character is a very precocious fifteen-going-on-sixteen and from an upper social class. She's an aspiring actress and he's a married theatrical electrician with two kids and an elderly gambling-addict father.

This is one of the most realistic of the British realist films perhaps because nothing really melodramatic ever happens. Unfortunately, that's also makes it rather boring, aside from the excellent performances by leads Hussey and Bell, and to a lesser Judy Carnes as the Bell character's unsuspecting(?)wife. I suppose that might also make it MORE of a male fantasy in that it doesn't necessarily end in divorce, scandal, and a lengthy jail sentence, but there actually isn't much of a sexual element to this either as most of the physical romance occurs off screen. It's not a bad film by any means, but it's one of those films that just kind of is what it is.

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