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Take a Girl Like You (1970)

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Young Jenny heads to the South of England to start a new career as a school teacher. Even before she has had a chance to settle in she meets Patrick, one of the local "lads". Within a short... See full summary »

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Jonathan Miller

Writers:

George Melly (screenplay), Kingsley Amis (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hayley Mills ... Jenny Bunn
Oliver Reed ... Patrick Standish
Noel Harrison ... Julian Ormerod
John Bird John Bird ... Dick Thompson
Sheila Hancock ... Martha Thompson
Aimi MacDonald Aimi MacDonald ... Wendy (as Aimi Macdonald)
Geraldine Sherman Geraldine Sherman ... Anna
Ronald Lacey ... Graham
John Fortune ... Sir Gerald Culthorpe-Jones
Imogen Hassall ... Samantha
Pippa Steel Pippa Steel ... Ted
Penelope Keith ... Tory Lady
Nicholas Courtney ... Panel Chairman
George Woodbridge ... Harry
Jimmy Gardner Jimmy Gardner ... Voter
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Storyline

Young Jenny heads to the South of England to start a new career as a school teacher. Even before she has had a chance to settle in she meets Patrick, one of the local "lads". Within a short time she has her hands full when a number of the local boys take a liking to her. But who will be the lucky one who wins her affections? Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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In this day and age what's a virgin to do?

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

31 December 1970 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Donzela Disse Sim! See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Albion Film Corp. (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

In the television broadcast scene, John Bird shares a scene with his frequent co-star John Fortune in an interview set-up very similar to those they did on several satirical television shows. See more »

Quotes

Jenny: No!
Patrick Standish: Why?
Jenny: Because.
Patrick Standish: Because why?
Jenny: Just because. That's why.
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Connections

References Come Dancing (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Pretty Jenny
(uncredited)
Written by Stanley Myers
Performed by Stanley Myers And His Orchestra
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Thoughts about the locations
8 January 2009 | by christopher-leighSee all my reviews

Haven't seen this movie since it came out in the 1970s until I bought the DVD recently. Despite what it says on here, the only recognisable location in Slough is the railway station. All the other main location shooting is in my old home town of Staines, Middlesex. The editing is cut about so the views don't appear in sequence - in the opening Jenny's cab turns right out of Thames Street and past the Angel Hotel, she's then seen inside the cab crossing Staines bridge (which would be left from Thames Street)and then arriving at her digs in Kingston Road (right from Thames Street). Oliver Reed lives over the old car showroom (Crimbles?)and later in the film there's a splendid sequence when he is stuck at Pooley Green level crossing in Egham. St.Peter's Church appears, too, along with Matthew Arnold School (as the 'Tech') and the Kingston Road Primary School. A great movie for locals who lived around Staines in the 1960s. And to think the gorgeous Miss Mills was in our town and I never knew!


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