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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

31 December 1970 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Donzela Disse Sim! See more »

Company Credits

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

In Britain, this played on a double bill with the Elliott Gould comedy-drama Getting Straight (1970). 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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References Come Dancing (1949) See more »

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The First Time
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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 moonspinner55See 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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