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Take Me High (1973)

Merchant banker Tim, excited to hear he's to go to New York, is sent to Birmingham instead to pressure a small struggling restaurant. But he turns this into a positive by falling in love ... See full summary »

Director:

David Askey

Writers:

Christopher Penfold (story), Christopher Penfold (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cliff Richard ... Tim Matthews
Deborah Watling ... Sarah (as Debbie Watling)
Hugh Griffith ... Sir Harry Cunningham
George Cole George Cole ... Bert Jackson
Anthony Andrews ... Hugo Flaxman
Richard Wattis ... Sir Charles Furness
Madeline Smith ... Vicki
Moyra Fraser ... Molly
Ronald Hines ... Sam
Jimmy Gardner Jimmy Gardner ... Hulbert
Noel Trevarthen ... Paul (as Noel Travarthen)
Graham Armitage ... Boardman
John Franklyn-Robbins ... Alderman
Peter Marshall Peter Marshall ... Grandson
Elizabeth Scott Elizabeth Scott ... Waitress (as Elisabeth Scott)
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Merchant banker Tim, excited to hear he's to go to New York, is sent to Birmingham instead to pressure a small struggling restaurant. But he turns this into a positive by falling in love with the owner and co-founding a glamorous new burger bar. Written by Anonymous

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Richard Wattis receives 'Special Guest Star' credit. See more »

Goofs

Tim/Cliff folds a map of Birmingham into neat quarters, and then sees Gas Street is located almost in the centre of the map where the folds cross. However Gas Street is located well to the west of the city centre and beyond the (former) inner Ring Road so hardly likely to be in the map centre. See more »

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Midnight Blue
(uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Tony Cole
Performed by Cliff Richard
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The Nabob of Naff
1 August 2002 | by joachimokeefeSee all my reviews

This is the sort of film to watch in a crowd with a cruel sense of humour. Can you imagine a travelogue of Birmingham? With musical numbers? You don't have to, because TMH does it for you. The song that stays with me to this day is 'Brumburger!'. Really, if Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder hadn't got 'Springtime For Hitler', 'Take Me High' would have done the trick. Beyond kitsch, beyond parody, beyond belief.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 1973 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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