The Knack... and How to Get It

Lists: Absurdist comedy, Farce

Brief Synopsis: "A nebbish schoolteacher begs his smooth (and misogynistic) pal to teach him 'the knack' - how to score with women. Serendipitously, the men meet up with a new girl in town, as well as a friendly lunatic who can’t help but paint things white."

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People Involved

  • Rita Tushingham (Nancy Jones)
  • Ray Brooks (Tolen)
  • Michael Crawford (Colin)
  • William Dexter (Dress Shop Owner)
  • Peter Copley (Picture Owner)
  • Wensley Pithey (Teacher)
  • Donal Donnelly (Tom)
  • John Bluthal (Angry Father)
  • Charles Dyer (Man in Photo Booth)
  • Jane Birkin (Girl on Motorbike (uncredited))
  • Jacqueline Bisset (Extra (uncredited))
  • Lucille Soong (Girl in Sauna (uncredited))
  • Charlotte Rampling (Water Skier (uncredited))
  • Julian Holloway (Guardsman (uncredited))
  • Pattie Boyd (Girl Perfuming Ankle)
  • Julian Holloway (Guardsman)
  • Wanda Ventham (Gym Mistress)
  • Margot Thomas (Teacher)
  • Timothy Bateson (Junkyard Owner)