The System

The System

Michael Winner (1964)

X Certificate


Our Score
Once upon a time, teenage boys used to go to the unromantic English seaside to pick up their girls, before cheap air travel to the Costa Brava was introduced. This quaint period romp provides a mirror of those not-so-innocent times, elegantly photographed in black-and-white by cinematographer Nicolas Roeg and oozing early 1960s charm from Peter Draper's clever screenplay. The young, talented cast is headed by Oliver Reed, Jane Merrow, Barbara Ferris and Julia Foster, and watch closely for director Michael Winner in shot on the platform as the train arrives at Torquay. There's also a young John Alderton playing Nidge, one of the likely laddies.


A womanising seaside photographer meets his match in a stylish London fashion model who steadfastly refuses to become his latest casual conquest. Comedy, starring Oliver Reed, Jane Merrow, John Alderton and Julia Foster.

Cast & Crew

Tinker Oliver Reed
Nicola Jane Merrow
Suzy Barbara Ferris
Lorna Julia Foster
Larsey Harry Andrews
Ella Ann Lynn
Philip Guy Doleman
Willy Andrew Ray
David David Hemmings
Nidge John Alderton
Director Michael Winner
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Michael Balcon Prods LtdGuidance: Contains violence, swearing and nudity.Available on: DVD