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All the Right Noises (1971)

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Originally sold with the provocative tagline “Is 15-and-a-half too young for a girl? Is one wife enough for one man?”, this time capsule of a film tells the story of a young married man who has an affair with a teenage girl.

All The Right Noises is part of a wave of British films which used the subject matter to explore masculinity in crisis and the cultural chasm between the generations.

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Starring Tom Bell (The L-Shaped Room) and Olivia Hussey, fresh from her lead role in Romeo and Juliet (1968), the film was directed by Gerry O’Hara, who would go on to direct episodes of The Professionals and Press Gang for TV, and the highly successful Joan Collins drama, The Bitch (1979).

alltherightnoises72The film was made in 1969 at the height of Swinging London fever on the big screen, but despite the vivid colour schemes on display, it is definitely a child of the British New Wave of cinema.

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Olivia Hussey
Len Lewin
Tom Bell
Joy Lewin
Judy Carne
Nigel
John Standing
Mrs Bird
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Robert Keegan
Laura
Lesley-Anne Down
Terry
Gordon Griffin
Ted
Edward Higgins
Gordon
Rudolph Walker
Jenny Lewin
Chloe Franks
Ian
Gareth Wright
Millie
Nicolette Roeg
Mr Melchum
Paul Whitsun-Jones
Lottie
Belinda Sinclair

Director
Gerry O’Hara

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