The Wild and the Willing (1962)

aka: Young and Willing
Drama / Romance

Film Review

The Wild and the Willing picture
The Wild and the Willing is a British romantic film drama first released in Finland on 30th August 1963, directed by Ralph Thomas. Cinematography was by Ernest Steward and the film was scored by Norrie Paramor. It is based on a play by Laurence Doble and Robert Sloman and stars Virginia Maskell, Paul Rogers, Ian McShane, Samantha Eggar and Katherine Woodville. It has also been released under the title: Young and Willing.   It is a Betty E. Box-Ralph Thomas Productionfs production, produced by Betty E. Box and distributed by J. Arthur Rank Film Distributors. Location filming was in Bishop Grotteste College, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England, UK.   It is a black and white film and runs to 1 hour and 50 minutes.  

Our overall rating for The Wild and the Willing is: good - passable entertainment.

Other memorable films that have been directed by Ralph Thomas include: Once Upon a Dream (1949), No My Darling Daughter (1961), A Pair of Briefs (1962) and Some Girls Do (1969). The actor Paul Rogers has also appeared in: The Trials of Oscar Wilde (1960), Life for Ruth (1962), The Looking Glass War (1969) and Silence (2012).

Other drama/romance films of the 1960s from UK that are worth watching include: Charles Jarrott's Anne of the Thousand Days (1969), John Schlesinger's Far from the Madding Crowd (1967), Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet (1968), Robert Day's She (1965) and Ken Russell's Women in Love (1969).


The director Ralph Thomas also worked with the actor Virginia Maskell on the film Doctor in Love (1960).

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