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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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Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

31 December 1970 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Take a Girl Like You See more »

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Production Co:

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

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was Noel Harrison's last film until Power (1986) 17 years later. See more »

Quotes

Jenny: No!
Patrick Standish: Why?
Jenny: Because.
Patrick Standish: Because why?
Jenny: Just because. That's why.
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Version of Take a Girl Like You (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Take A Girl Like You
Composed by Bill Martin and Phil Coulter
Sung by The Foundations
[Title song played during the opening credits, and again in the lead up to the end credits]
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dated but watchable performances
14 January 2009 | by didi-5See all my reviews

Already out of its time when it was released, 'Take a Girl Like You' focuses mainly on Jenny Bunn (Hayley Mills), a young teacher hanging onto her virtue in pursuit of love, and Patrick Standish (Oliver Reed), a flash bohemian trying to break through her resolve. With a swinging soundtrack from the likes of the Foundations and Ram John Holder, this tale is slight but watchable.

A good supporting cast - Ronald Lacey, Aimi Macdonald, Sheila Hancock, Noel Harrison, plus an early teaming for Johns Bird and Fortune, foreshadowing their head to head skits for Rory Bremner - helps this film to stay afloat, while Reed is the perfect charmer for the rather wet Mills.

Not bad, but perhaps too hopelessly dated to work even as a quirky original. From a novel by Kingsley Amis, adapted by George Melly, and directed by Jonathan Miller.


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