The Knack... and How to Get It (1965)

In England, the times are a changing: it's mods and rockers. On the day Nancy gets off the London train, cases in hand, looking for the YWCA, Colin has had enough of missing out on the sexual revolution. He begs his smooth (and misogynistic) pal Tolen to teach him 'the knack' - how to score with women. Serendipitously, Colin and his new lodger Tom meet up with Nancy while Colin's buying a bed larger than Tolen's. The three hit it off, but their simple fun ends when Tolen meets Nancy. Colin is jealous but impotent, and Tolen both attracts and repels her. She swoons, wonders what happened, and cries 'rape.' Impish serendipity rubs against unsettling ambiguity.

Directing:
  • Richard Lester

Writing:
  • Charles Wood
  • Ann Jellicoe

Stars:
Release Date: 1965-05-01
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  • Country: GB
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 84
Charlotte Rampling
Charlotte Ram...
Water Skier (uncredited)
Wanda Ventham
Wanda Ventham
Gym Mistress
John Bluthal
John Bluthal
Angry Father
Jacqueline Bisset
Jacqueline Bi...
Extra (uncredited)
Jane Birkin
Jane Birkin
Girl on Motorbike (uncredited)
Lucille Soong
Lucille Soong
Girl in Sauna (uncredited)
Julian Holloway
Julian Hollow...
Guardsman
Michael Crawford
Michael Crawf...
Colin
Rita Tushingham
Rita Tushingh...
Nancy Jones
Ray Brooks
Ray Brooks
Tolen
William Dexter
William Dexte...
Dress Shop Owner
Peter Copley
Peter Copley
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