Take Me High

1973

Comedy / Musical / Romance

137
IMDb Rating 4.8 10 113

Synopsis


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Cast

Anthony Andrews as Hugo Flaxman
George Cole as William Blake
Hugh Griffith as Henry Augustus Russell
Madeline Smith as Gwendolyn
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831.2 MB
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English
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23.976 fps
90 min
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1.51 GB
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English
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23.976 fps
90 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by okonski 7 / 10 / 10

Implausible story - but helped put Birmingham on the map

Back in the late 1960's, Birmingham's canal network was in sad decline - with more miles of canals than Venice, this undemanding story with tracks sung by Cliff had a reasonable story-line, but the REAL star is the City of Birmingham itself. Since the film was made, the canal network has been given the respect it deserved and is now a working waterway, with new developments at Gas Street Basin (behind the 'Brumburger' shop) a testament to the regeneration. Since the 70's, Birmingham is probably unrecognisable, with many of the modern buildings shown already replaced. The cast worked well, but it was often painful watching the Fox hunting scenes (now a banned activity) and seemingly added only to add some 'english quaintness' for non-native viewers.

Reviewed by thetyrrellz 5 / 10 / 10

A Real Classic

OK so it's Cliff in flares in Birmingham but this film has a charm all it's own. The soundtrack is brilliant, these songs are very good and the storyline is refreshing in that it's based in England. Anthony Andrews and Hugh Griffiths are great and Cliff is, well, Cliff! Watch it enough times and you'll soon have your favourite scenes, lines and even songs. The moral is still relevant today - money and the pursuit of real happiness. There are some good actors in this and George Cole is superb as a hardbitten socialist. Cliff has some great outfits in this, truly 100% 1973 gear and it's an interesting snapshot of life in this country all those years ago. I'd like to add that Gas Street IS in the middle of Birmingham - we did the map fold!!!!!

Reviewed by dsewizzrd-1 5 / 10 / 10

Even tower blocks were fashionable once

Essentially an extended music video clip for Cliff Richards. Richards is a merchant banker who is moved to Birmingham and what follows is a montage of the brutalist concrete architecture that made Birmingham worse, and shots of flyovers before they were covered in tags and vomit. George Cole is there and there's a famous scene of shooting the television set. Later there is a 1980s direct-to-video film style plot line where Richards and his girlfriend plan to open a burger bar selling "Brumburgers". There's quite a lot of embarrassed people in the street scene, as if having to live in Birmingham wasn't punishment enough ! Product placement - BOAC airlines.

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