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Experience Preferred... But Not Essential (1982)

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 Maggie Wilkinson ... Arlene
Ron Bain Ron Bain ... Mike
Alun Lewis Alun Lewis ... Hywel
Robert Blythe Robert Blythe ... Ivan
Roy Heather 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 Paul Haley ... Mr. Howard
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Storyline

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

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

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, 6 November 1982, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,080,769
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Released theatrically in the U.S., but not before it gained cult-status on public television showings. See more »

Quotes

Doreen: [regarding her roommates late-night antics with her boyfriend] It's like a Swedish film in there! I feel sea-sick.
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Connections

References Tea and Sympathy (1956) See more »

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A Film I watched when I was young and I loved it!
16 April 2008 | by trin__See all my reviews

I had this film on VHS when I was a young girl,and I watched it until the tape broke! I would love to watch it again but I can't seem to find a copy anywhere. The characters are so varied and interesting that you find your self drawn into the world behind the running of a busy hotel and in the end your sad to leave all of the colourful characters behind. The storyline is so simple, but so cleverly written it only enhances the enjoyment of the film. What I loved the most about this film was the attention to detail, Annies attic room was a a wonderful piece of set design. I too would loved to have seen what happened to these people a few years on. It's such a shame this hasn't been released on DVD it's such a waste for for it not to be seen.


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