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Jack Trevor Story's screenplay [from Jack Lindsay's novel, All on the Never-Never] has many amusing moments, but overall it is untidy and does not develop the personalities of some of the main characters sufficiently. Extraneous situations are dragged in without helping the plot development overmuch.

With:
Ian Hendry June Ritchie John Gregson Liz Fraser Geoffrey Keen Andrew Cruickshank

Jack Trevor Story’s screenplay [from Jack Lindsay’s novel, All on the Never-Never] has many amusing moments, but overall it is untidy and does not develop the personalities of some of the main characters sufficiently. Extraneous situations are dragged in without helping the plot development overmuch.

Ian Hendry plays a smart aleck, philandering, doublecrossing tallyman who, with two illegitimate babies to his discredit, still finds that the easiest way to bluff his femme patrons into getting hocked up to their eyebrows in installment buying is via the boudoir. The character has a certain brash, breezy assurance, but no charm. And that’s the way Hendry plays it, to the point of irritation.

In most of the film he is trying to patch up a row that he has had with his steady girl friend. For the remainder, he is cheating his employer (John Gregson), a real estate agent and a string of creditors.

June Ritchie, as the main girl in the case, confirms the promising impression she made in her debut in A Kind of Loving, but she can do little in this cardboard role of wronged young mistress.

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UK

Production: Woodlands. Director Jay Lewis; Producer Jack Hanbury; Screenplay Jack Trevor Story; Camera Jack Hildyard; Editor Roger Cherrill; Music Ron Grainer; Art Director Lionel Couch

Crew: (B&W) Extract of a review from 1962. Running time: 104 MIN.

With: Ian Hendry June Ritchie John Gregson Liz Fraser Geoffrey Keen Andrew Cruickshank

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