Posts Tagged ‘Rita Tushingham’

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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Review of Tony Richardson’s 1961 film, A TASTE OF HONEY (linked). Based on Shelagh Delaney’s 1958 stage play. There is a linked review to the 2014 production. The film is a true classic, introducing Rita Tushingham. The cast were Murray Melvin, Dora Bryan, Robert Stephens and Paul Danquah. Lots of photos in the review as there are so many online.

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