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

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85 min | Comedy

Cool, sophisticated Tolen (Ray Brooks) has a monopoly on womanizing - with a long like of conquests to prove it - while the naïve, awkward Colin (Michael Crawford) desperately wants a piece of it. But when Colin falls for an innocent ...See moreCool, sophisticated Tolen (Ray Brooks) has a monopoly on womanizing - with a long like of conquests to prove it - while the naïve, awkward Colin (Michael Crawford) desperately wants a piece of it. But when Colin falls for an innocent country girl (Rita Tushingham), it's 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 See less
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Charles Wood (screenplay) | Ann Jellicoe (play)
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$ 364,000
Gross (World)
$ 8,000,000
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Jun 29, 1965 (United States)

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47 cast members
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Rita Tushingham
Nancy Jones Nancy Jones   See fewer
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Ray Brooks
Tolen Tolen   See fewer
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William Dexter
Dress Shop Owner Dress Shop Owner   See fewer
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Charles Dyer
Man in Photo Booth Man in Photo Booth   See fewer
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Margot Thomas
Female Teacher Female Teacher   See fewer
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John Bluthal
Angry Father Angry Father   See fewer
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Helen Lennox
Girl in Photo Booth Girl in Photo Booth   See fewer
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Wensley Pithey
Teacher Teacher   See fewer
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Edgar Wreford
Man in Phone Booth Man in Phone Booth   See fewer
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Frank Sieman
Surveyor Surveyor   See fewer
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Bruce Lacey
Surveyor's Asst. Surveyor's Asst.   See fewer
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George Chisholm
Left Luggage Porter Left Luggage Porter   See fewer
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Peter Copley
Picture Owner Picture Owner   See fewer
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Timothy Bateson
Junkyard Owner Junkyard Owner   See fewer
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Dandy Nichols
Tom's Landlady (as Dandy Nicholls) Tom's Landlady (as Dandy Nicholls)   See fewer
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Bernard Barnsley
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lucy Bartlett
Water Skier (uncredited) Water Skier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jane Birkin
Girl on Motorbike (uncredited) Girl on Motorbike (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jacqueline Bisset
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Robin Burns
Man at School Railings (uncredited) Man at School Railings (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hilda Campbell-Russell
Kensington Lady with Dog (uncredited) Kensington Lady with Dog (uncredited)   See fewer
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Micky De Rauch
Girl (uncredited) Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pauline Dukes
Girl (uncredited) Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eve Eden
Girl (uncredited) Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kenneth Farrington
Guardsman (uncredited) Guardsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Vincent Harding
Guardsman (uncredited) Guardsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rose Hiller
Unsuitable Customer (uncredited) Unsuitable Customer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Julian Holloway
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Walter Horsbrugh
Old Man (uncredited) Old Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Samantha Juste
Girl Licking Trading Stamps (uncredited) Girl Licking Trading Stamps (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hanja Kochansky
Girl (uncredited) Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Lester
Balding Man Passed by Bed in Street (uncredited) Balding Man Passed by Bed in Street (uncredited)   See fewer
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Anabella McCartney
Girl (uncredited) Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Judith McGilligan
Girl (uncredited) Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Katharine Page
Woman in House (uncredited) Woman in House (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Porter-Davison
Guardsman (uncredited) Guardsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charlotte Rampling
Water Skier (uncredited) Water Skier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Judy Robinson
Girl (uncredited) Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lucille Soong
Girl in Sauna (uncredited) Girl in Sauna (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alan Stuart
Man at the school railings (uncredited) Man at the school railings (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gerald Toomey
Boy in Classroom (uncredited) Boy in Classroom (uncredited)   See fewer
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Vicky Udall
Girl (uncredited) Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wanda Ventham
Gym Mistress (uncredited) Gym Mistress (uncredited)   See fewer
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Susan Whitman
Girl (uncredited) Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Wood
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.7 / 10 | 2,513 votes