Ian McShane and John Hurt made their feature film debuts in this swinging 1960s drama centring on a group of students and their sexual exploits and escapades.
Harry (McShane) is a promising student whose academic career is derailed after he becomes romantically involved with a professor’s wife, and further threatened once he begins to plan a flamboyant stunt to disrupt campus complacency.
Perhaps best seen as a somewhat quieter British equivalent of an American frat-house comedy, The Wild and the Willing is an entertaining showcase for its young cast of future stars and a reminder that Ralph Thomas’ filmography extended beyond the Doctor series for which he is best known.
Released in some markets as Young and Willing.
Professor George Chown