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The Girl-Getters (1964)

The System (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 18 March 1965 (Netherlands)
In a seaside village, a group of local young men mingle among the seasonal tourists in search of sexual conquests. Near the end of one summer, the leader of the group, Tinker, a strolling ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Winner

Writer:

Peter Draper (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Oliver Reed ... Tinker
Jane Merrow ... Nicola
Barbara Ferris ... Suzy
Harry Andrews ... Larsey
Julia Foster ... Lorna
Andrew Ray Andrew Ray ... Willy
John Alderton ... Nidge
Ann Lynn ... Ella
Iain Gregory Iain Gregory ... Sammy
John Porter-Davison John Porter-Davison ... Grib (as John Porter Davison)
Clive Colin Bowler Clive Colin Bowler ... Sneakers
David Hemmings ... David
Guy Doleman ... Philip
Gwendolyn Watts Gwendolyn Watts ... First Class Girl
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Storyline

In a seaside village, a group of local young men mingle among the seasonal tourists in search of sexual conquests. Near the end of one summer, the leader of the group, Tinker, a strolling photographer, aims to conquer a fashion model from a well-to-do family, but he finds himself unexpectedly falling in love. The tables thus turned, Tinker begins to see that maybe it's not the tourists who are being used in these sexual games. Written by George S. Davis

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The Girl Getters is all about how boys get girls. And where. And why. And how! And wow! See more »

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Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

18 March 1965 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

The Girl-Getters See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

First of five Michael Winner films that Harry Andrews acted in. See more »

Soundtracks

Steamboat Rag
(uncredited)
Music by Larry Fotine
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Early Reed, early Winner, British classic
1 October 2002 | by pitz42See all my reviews

Whenever you question the quality of both Michael Winner and the late Oliver Reed's films in recent years don't judge them until you go back to the sixties where they both started out.

Here is a very low budget and rarely seen little movie that shows both the potential of both star and director.

Made two years before Michael Caine's ALFIE, THE SYSTEM takes a look at similar themes, having a good time while you're young and pulling birds. It is of course seen through the eyes of the male perspective as Ollie and pals Andrew Ray, John Alderton and David Hemmings go on a sexual rampage in a seaside town of Britain.

Winner helped launch the career of Oliver Reed and they worked together again several times throughout the sixties but this early piece of nostalgic British cinema is worth a look especially if you were a teenager in the early sixties.


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