The Wild and the Willing: Harry Brown (Ian McShane in his introductory film role) is a somewhat rough student (the wild) at Kilminster University, who has the ability to win friends, especially the underdogs like Phil (John Hurt) who doesn't play 'rugger' and can't sink a whole pint of beer, and African student Reggie (Johnny Sekka). He also has a way with the girls (the willing), one of whom is his professors wife, who likes the students, but also her comfortable life with her boring husband more. After Harry is rebuffed, he takes up the challenge to hang a banner from the dangerously crumbling University tower. The rather weak Phil insists on being part of this escapade. This is a rather interesting film showing a University of the early 60s as a melting pot where many different rungs of society meet, and its message is still relevant today.
Cast : Campbell Singer, Charles Kay, David Sumner, Denise Coffey, Ernest Clark, George A Cooper, Gretchen Franklin, Harry Locke, Ian McShane, Jane Merrow, Jeremy Brett, Jeremy Young, Jill Melford, John Barrie, John Hurt, John Standing, John Welsh, Johnny Briggs, Johnny Sekka, Katherine Woodville, Marianne Stone, Megs Jenkins, Olwen Brookes, Paul Rogers, Philip Latham, Richard Leech, Richard Warner, Roddy Maude-Roxby, Samantha Eggar, Suzan Farmer, Tenniel Evans, Thelma Ruby, Toni Gilpin, Tony Calvin, Victor Brooks, Virginia Maskell