The Knack ...And How To Get It

1965 British comedy film about sex. Stars Rita Tushingham, Ray Brooks, Donal Donnelly, Michael Crawford, Charles Dyer and others.

The Knack ...And How To Get It - Dual Format Edition

The Knack ...And How To Get It - Dual Format Edition

From Richard Lester, the director of The Beatles' A Hard Day's Night (1964) and Help! (1965) comes this inventive and hilarious romp through love and sex in 1960s London. Featuring a wildly frenetic filmmaking style that careers from slapstick to serious avant-garde, this genuinely dazzling film is a mod masterpiece.

Cool and sophisticated Tolen (Ray Brooks) has a monopoly on womanising- with a long line of conquests to prove it- while the naïve and awkward Colin (Michael Crawford) desperately wants a piece of it. But when Colin falls for an innocent country girl (Rita Tushingham), it's not long before the self-assured Tolen moves in for the kill. Is all fair in love and war, or can Colin get the knack and beat Tolen at his own game?

Includes both Blu-ray and DVD discs.

First released: Monday 25th June 2018


  • Captain Busby The Even Tenour Of Her Ways (1967, 16 mins): Ann Wolff's surreal riff on Philip O'Connor's poem, featuring Quentin Crisp
  • Now and Then: Dick Lester (1967, 17 mins): Bernard Braden's wide-ranging interview with the director
  • Rita Tushingham Remembers The Knack...And How To Get It (2018, 11 mins): Newly shot interview
  • Staging The Knack...And How To Get It (2018, 2 mins): Interview with the director of the first stage version of The Knack...
  • British Cinema in the 1960s: Richard Lester in Conversation (2018, 59 mins): The director discusses his career with Neil Sinyard
  • Illustrated booklet with writing by Neil Sinyard and Melanie Williams, plus full film credits
  • Distributor: BFI
  • Region: B/2
  • Discs: 2
  • Minutes: 85
  • Subtitles: English
  • Catalogue: BFIB1292

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