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The System (The Girl-Getters) (1964)

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The Girl-Getters is set in a British seaside village where the local young men mingle among the summer's tourists in search of sexual conquests. The group's leader, Tinker (Oliver Reed), aims to entrap a fashion model (Jane Merrow) from a well-to-do family, but he finds himself unexpectedly falling in love. With the tables turned, Tinker begins to see that maybe it's not the tourists who are being used in these sexual games.
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...thanks largely to Oliver Reed's engaging portrait...the movie holds up well.

Full Review… | July 29, 2010
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A class warfare love story yet Fabulous! Starring young Oliver Reed. Rich girl vs. poor guy. Refreshing look at movies, not anything like today's bland ones. What a great gift to be able to see a life, even if fictional and not terribly credible of young men on the prowl for tourist gals. [img]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51JaTC3PMeL._SX300_.jpg[/img] But don't mistake this film as some stupid lightweight one. It is about as serious a film as can be despite the outward appearance initially. The weight of class in Great Britain becomes terribly obvious, espicially at the tennis match. Wait for it. Quote to remember from the film: As to girls: "I never make the same mistake twice, I make them hundreds of times."---Oliver Reed as Tinker As to the rich: "I suppose one doesn't grind the face of the poor, they waterski over them"--- Oliver Reed to the rich father after seeing the waterski wealthy ones come home If this was typical party life in merry old England (where every gal is obtainable), then count me in. But let's face it, this is a movie and accept it as such. But these guys, like 23 (or so, as he says) Tinker (Reed) are after rich tourist gals. He believes he has an obligation to "take" what he can, much like any hunter and his prey. He chases one rich girl in particular. The band of brothers here have darn near made a business out of chasing rich or near rich tourist females. They eschew marriage, feeling their youth will last forever. [img]http://modculture.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/07/13/system.jpg[/img] The "System", as such it is, is a method of meeting rich tourist girls which is really just a modified version of the more honest approach. It involves gimmicks like using cameras to mask one's real intentions or "breaking the ice" so to speak. The "System" is rather technical and clinical and therefore rather heartless and disingenuous. And THAT becomes the problem for our man Tinker. [img]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_XsVALQtGIZM/TMTBxB6eS6I/AAAAAAAASx8/OXtfRgxT3qk/s1600/Pan-G677+Burke+The+System.jpg[/img] It's that British New Wave film period, early 1960's, that presented new stars like Oliver Reed, Richard Harris, Richard Burton and Albert Finney to the halls of legendary actors. [img]http://i.ebayimg.com/t/British-1sht-Film-Movie-Poster-The-SYSTEM-Oliver-Reed-27x40-1Sheet-1965-F-VF-/00/s/MTYwMFgxMjAw/z/tzEAAOxygKZSRbra/$(KGrHqQOKpMFIsbG!p)MBSRbrZR3tw~~60_35.JPG[/img] Shocking look at what some 1960's film making looked like, visit a trip back in time. Film screen legend Oliver Reed leads a band of dudes looking to have fun with gals on their Engish seaside vacation. Black and white. [img]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51F0CL2hH1L._SX300_.jpg[/img] The moral of this story is be careful what you chase, you might just get it! Legend actor Oliver Reed gets caught up in love when love was not quite what he was after. [img]https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQgfWUwxLIed3ujf9ChlraIeBT-rwuTioKo5aTXqMivLn1iPCss-g[/img] NOTES: 1 If you care to notice, people are at parties and the beach dancing the "twist". The Twist was an outrageously popular dance craze started, or at least made popular, by singer Chubby Checker. White people actually had the chance to move their bodies, its so funny realize that today. 2 Introduces the term "grockle", or tourist. "They can't bear to leave their transistors [radios]" 3 The car is a huge Buick, owned by the girl of his dreams. SEE a clip from the film: www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEnNdGTWsPI‎ OR this one www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wqe1h3byUw‎ [img]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_5cw7Kl0kucs/ShW9mZ-JLUI/AAAAAAAABRU/mUGVnT2ZcME/s400/oliver_reed_fest.JPG[/img] Oliver Reed as Tinker Jane Merrow as Nicola Barbara Ferris as Suzy Julia Foster as Lorna Harry Andrews as Larsey Ann Lynn as Ella Guy Doleman as Philip Andrew Ray as Willy John Porter-Davison as Grib Clive Colin Bowler as Sneakers Iain Gregory as Sammy David Hemmings as David John Alderton as Nidge Jeremy Burnham as Ivor Mark Burns as Michael Derek Nimmo as James Derek Newark as Alfred [img]http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01390/oliver_reed_best_1390199c.jpg[/img] Oliver Reed Directed by Michael Winner Written by Peter Draper Starring Oliver Reed Jane Merrow Barbara Ferris Julia Foster Harry Andrews Music by Stanley Black Cinematography Nicolas Roeg Distributed by Bryanston Films Release date(s) 11 October 1964 Running time 93 minutes Country United Kingdom Language English SEE the entire film here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tqz_arBcz8 [img]http://www.videovista.net/reviews/aug09/system2.jpg[/img] The fox, Reed, gets outfoxed his self [img]http://images.moviepostershop.com/the-girl-getters-movie-poster-1965-1010254549.jpg[/img]..

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