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Take a Girl Like You (1970)

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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jenny
... Patrick Standish
... Julian Ormerod
John Bird ... Dick Thompson
... Martha Thompson
Aimi MacDonald ... Wendy (as Aimi Macdonald)
Geraldine Sherman ... Anna
... Graham
... Sir Gerald Culthorpe-Jones
... Samantha
Pippa Steel ... Ted
... Tory Lady
... Panel Chairman
... Harry - Publican
Jimmy Gardner ... Voter
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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 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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31 December 1970 (UK)  »

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A Donzela Disse Sim!  »

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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

Martha Thompson: My old man made a pass at you yet? Not to worry, he will. Just give him a kick in the crotch.
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Version of Take a Girl Like You (2000) See more »

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Pretty Jenny
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Written by Stanley Myers
Performed by Stanley Myers And His Orchestra
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Deflowering Miss Mills...
16 October 2009 | by See all my reviews

Exceptionally slight and meandering comedy has Hayley Mills portraying a twenty-ish girl from Northern England who relocates to London to teach school, taking a room in a boarding house and getting pawed at by various randy men. Of course, being a determined virgin until true love sets in, our heroine keeps all the beggars at bay. Adapted from a novel by Kingsley Amis, this a sex comedy with no sex in it. The Swinging Sixties having passed, what we get here is a rather staid and starchy London, and one quickly loses interest in the character's predicament since her rigid stance fails to propel the slim plot (even though Mills herself is a lovely screen presence). Best performance is given by Oliver Reed as a confirmed bachelor eager to deflower the pretty lass--even if it be on her terms. A few funny moments, but lazily put together and nearly crippled by a terrible finish. *1/2 from ****


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