Young and Willing


2h 3m 1964

Film Details

Also Known As
The Wild and the Willing
Release Date
Jan 1964
Premiere Information
New York opening: 26 Feb 1964
Production Company
Rank Organisation
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Country
United Kingdom
Location
England, United Kingdom
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Tinker by Laurence Dobie, Robert Sloman (Stratford-upon-Avon, 8 Nov 1960).

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 3m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

Synopsis

Among the students at provincial Kilminster University in England, Harry, a scholarship student from a working-class background, stands out because of his intelligence, athletic skill, and restlessness. Harry sees to it that Phil, his roommate, is treated as one of the crowd. While with Josie, his girl friend, at a cocktail party given by Professor Chown, Harry attracts the professor's bored wife, Virginia, who has been having an affair with Gilby, a wealthy student. Harry succumbs to Virginia's advances, but when he asks her to run off with him she breaks the relationship. Harry is humiliated further by Chown's bored reaction to the situation. On rag day Harry enlists the help of Phil, who idolizes him, in tying a banner to the top of the university tower; they perform the feat, but in their descent Phil falls to his death. Though defended by Chown, Harry is expelled.

Film Details

Also Known As
The Wild and the Willing
Release Date
Jan 1964
Premiere Information
New York opening: 26 Feb 1964
Production Company
Rank Organisation
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Country
United Kingdom
Location
England, United Kingdom
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Tinker by Laurence Dobie, Robert Sloman (Stratford-upon-Avon, 8 Nov 1960).

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 3m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

London opening: October 1962 as The Wild and the Willing; running time: 123 min; subsequently released at 112 min. Registered for copyright in the U. S. as The Young and the Willing.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter February 26, 1964

Released in United States Winter February 26, 1964