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Experience Preferred... But Not Essential (1982)

PG | | Drama | 22 December 1982 (UK)
A shy, introverted young girl takes a summer job at a seaside resort in Wales. She finds the staff, the owners and patrons unlike anyone she has ever met before.

Director:

Peter Duffell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Edmonds ... Annie
Sue Wallace Sue Wallace ... Mavis
Geraldine Griffiths Geraldine Griffiths ... Doreen
Karen Meagher Karen Meagher ... Paula
Maggie Wilkinson ... Arlene
Ron Bain Ron Bain ... Mike
Alun Lewis Alun Lewis ... Hywel
Robert Blythe Robert Blythe ... Ivan
Roy Heather ... Wally
Peter Doran Peter Doran ... Dai
Arwen Holm Arwen Holm ... Helen
Sion Tudor Owen ... Nin
Robert Gwilym ... Gareth
Mostyn Evans Mostyn Evans ... Now
Paul Haley ... Mr. Howard
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A shy, introverted young girl takes a summer job at a seaside resort in Wales. She finds the staff, the owners and patrons unlike anyone she has ever met before.

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A delicious new comedy from the producer of "Chariots of Fire" and "Local Hero."

Genres:

Drama

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Set in Wales in 1962. See more »

Quotes

Mike: Bon apetite, blue eyes!
Paula: Her eyes are brown, Mike.
Mike: Not to me!
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Connections

Followed by Those Glory Glory Days (1983) See more »

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Everyone's got it right
15 November 2011 | by frankfobSee all my reviews

Every other reviewer here hit the nail on the head about this film-- "enchanting", "sweet", "a gem", "beautiful", "charming", all apply to this terrific sleeper of a film. I came across it very late one night on cable TV when I couldn't sleep and was doing some channel-surfing. I had never heard of this film, director Peter Duffell or pretty much anybody in it, so I figured I'd give it a shot, see how bad it was. I couldn't possibly have been more wrong. A lovely, warm, funny, beautifully directed, superbly acted slice of life that just charmed the pants off me. I haven't seen it since--this was in the mid-'80s--and I'd love to see it again. If you ever get the chance, do yourself a HUGE favor and check it out. You won't be disappointed.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 1982 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

First Love See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,590, 7 November 1982

Gross USA:

$1,080,769
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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