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The Knack... and How to Get It (1965)

The Knack ...and How to Get It (original title)
Approved | | Comedy | 7 July 1965 (France)
Cool and sophisticated Tolen (Ray Brooks) has a monopoly on womanizing - with a long like of conquests to prove it - while the naive and awkward Colin (Michael Crawford) desperately wants a... See full summary »

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Cool and sophisticated Tolen (Ray Brooks) has a monopoly on womanizing - with a long like of conquests to prove it - while the naive and awkward Colin (Michael Crawford) desperately wants a piece of it. But when Colin falls for an innocent country girl (Rita Tushingham), its not long before the self-assured Tolen moves in for the kill. Is all fair in love and war, or can Colin get the the knack and beat Tolen at his own game? Written by Noel Kardaris

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$364,000 (estimated)
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Ray Brooks rides a 200cc Ariel Arrow with aftermarket "ape hanger" handlebars. See more »

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Nancy Jones: Rape!
Woman in House: Not today thank you.
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Doors And Bikes And Things
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Donal Donnelly and how much i adore this movie.
20 January 2012 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Having recently discovered this movie i have to say how much i adored it. And my personal reason is because of Donal Donnelly he may not have a big part in the story as he is more the observer of the absurd goings on. He to me is the most unforgettable of the characters. He is like a threat to the arrogant Tolen who treats women like dirt because unlike Colin he is'nt afraid to stand up to him. I love the quirkiness of the movie as i adore the quirkiness of A Hard days night this is similar in my opinion. Its amazing watching this the clothes that Tom wear are back in fashion the fact the actor was older then the other actors does not show considering how youthful looking he is. I love the art deco house the dragging the iron bed along the street scene the going in and out of the doors scene. In fact i can't say a bad thing against this movie you either love it or hate it i personally love it.


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