March 1, 2017

Take A Girl Like You (1970)

Hayley Mills and Oliver Reed star in Kingsley Amis’ sophisticated sex comedy, directed by Jonathan Miller. Pretty young teacher Jenny Bunn (Hayley Mills) moves down south in the swinging sixties. Jenny’s hardly had time to settle into her digs before local lothario Patrick (Oliver Reed) spots her, wines and dines her and sweeps her back to his place for a night of (in his mind) meaningless sex.

It’s then that Patrick makes a truly shocking discovery: Jenny is a virgin – and intends to stay that way. Patrick hasn’t met a virgin before, so he’s totally confused – and a bit scared. Can he persuade the virtuous Jenny to join the permissive society or should he just give up and settle for the easy charms of randy TV show girl Wendy (Aimi McDonald)? Whatever he’s going to do, he’d better do it fast – because Jenny’s grubby old landlord Dick (John Bird) and super-rich socialist Julian (Noel Harrison) are also sniffing around her… With a great supporting cast that includes Sheila Hancock, Ronald Lacey John Fortune and Penelope Keith, and a witty script from George Melly, Take A Girl Like You is a saucy British classic.


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