Posts Tagged ‘Michael Crawford’

The 1960s series continues with THE KNACK- AND HOW TO GET IT (linked) from 1965. It’s the second Rita Tushingham film in a row. It was directed by Richard Lester, sandwiched between A Hard Day’s Night and Help!  The other stars were Michael Crawford, Ray Brooks and Donal Donnely. Like so many “Swinging 60s” films it was based on a stage play, The Knack, by Ann Jellicoe. At least half of the film is new visual material. It suffers nowadays from the ending and the rape accusations by Nancy (Rita Tushingham). It still has a lot going for it visually, and you can tell where Michael Crawford would be heading with screen comedy.


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The 60s Films retrospective film series continues with How I Won The War, (FOLLOW THE INK TO THE REVIEW) from Richard Lester in 1967. Starring Michael Crawford and John Lennon, which is why it was so famous, though in my memory I’d put Michael Crawford, Michael Horden, Lee Montague and Roy Kinnear as the true stars. I rated it at the time. The critics didn’t. So how does it stand up 40 years on? See the review.


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