The film was "Band Of Thieves" (1962)
An attractive actress Jennifer Jayne was talking to a male semi stranger regarding possible employment but nevertheless the conversation went like this:
Male admirer: "We cant possibly have you working behind a coffee machine, not with a figure like that."
Reply from her : "Thankyou!"
Ah, those were the days! And before the feminists and politically correct crew gang up for their usual lynch mob and come gunning for me I'll gently remind them that the screenplay for this film was written by a female.
It was also an interesting little film from the time capsule point of view in that it reflected the brief moment in British film history when trad jazz had it's brief moment in the sun. Acker Bilk starred and it was set in a prison. Might have been Wormwood Scrubs but in the first scene the convicts were all seen in full prison uniform complete with prison issue hats. Did these exist even as recently as 1962? Surely poetic licence? Or was there still a modicum of discipline still left in the system at that time?
I'm sure some old lag on here will be able to tell me.
Even more ironic - Arthur Mullard later exposed as a real life child abuser was locked up here as he never was in real life.
There is a long held theory that the swinging sixties didn't begin until 1963 . I'm a suscriber to that and this film was yet more evidence. But very pleasant all the same.