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Pop Films and Youth Culture Movies
   



The Deadly Bees
Amicus Productions
Freddie Francis

Suzanna Leigh, Frank Finlay, Guy Doleman, Catherine Finn, John Harvey, Michael Ripper
Anthony Bailey, Tim Barrett, James Cossins, Katy Wild, Frank Forsyth, Greta Farrer
Gina Gianelli, Michael Gwynn, Maurice Good, Alister Williamson.
Ronnie Wood appears in a band called 'The Birds'

A pop singer Vicki collapses from exhaustion while shooting a music video and she is sent to Seagull Island to recuperate but a mysterious swarm of specially bred attack bees starts killing island residents and she has to fight for her survival.    You Tube
 

Thunderbirds Are Go!
Associated Television (Overseas) Limited / Century 21 Television
David Lane

No live acting cast

Puppet-based sci-fi adventure film. Why is it here? It's notable for the appearance of Cliff Richard and The Shadows performing in puppet form as Cliff Richard 'Junior'. It was made into an E.P. (now much sought-after) with Cliff singing 'Shooting Star' and The Shadows performing 'Lady Penelope', 'Zero X' and 'Thunderbirds'. Some of the other character voices were provided by Bob Monkhouse, Shane Rimmer, Paul Maxwell and Ray Barrett. Also see Gerry Anderson Productions        You Tube

Three Hats For Lisa
Seven Hills Productions
Sidney Hayers


Joe Brown, Sophie Hardy, Sidney James, Una Stubbs, Dave Nelson, Peter Bowles
Seymour Green, Josephine Blake, Jeremy Lloyd, Jeremy Lloyd, Michael Brennan
Eric Barker, Howard Douglas, Dickie Owen, Norman Mitchell, Arnold Bell, Barrie Gosney
Joe Gladwin, Douglas Sheldon, David Morrell, Harry Pringle, Sandra Hampton
Beth McDonald, Kevin Barry

Odd sort of episodic musical comedy film in which Joe Brown stars as 'Johnny Howjego'. Brown and Una Stubbs are thrilled to meet their favourite Italian film star and end up spending a day showing her around London and helping to collect an assortment of unusual headgear - a bobby's helmet, a businessman's bowler and the bearskin of a palace guard. Sid James sings the unforgettable ditty 'Bermondsey'!    You Tube

 

Just For You (Disk-O-Tek Holiday)
British Lion Film Corporation / Canterbury / Delmore
Douglas Hickox, Vincent Scarza

The Applejacks, The Bachelors, Band of Angels, Freddy Cannon, The Chiffons
Louise Cordet, Sam Costa, Freddie & The Dreamers, Johnny B. Great,
The Merseybeats
Jackie and The Raindrops, Hy Lit, The Orchids, Casey Paxton, Peter and Gordon
Katherine Quint, Rockin' Ramrods, Al Saxon, Douglas Sheldon, Millie Small, The Vagrants
The Warriors, Mark Wynter

A hopeful rock and roll star, is trying to break into the business by going from studio to studio with his girlfriend and attempting to convince the radio and TV executives there to play his song. This story is mainly just a backdrop for the movie's real aim: the presentation of about 20 different hit songs, performed by the artists themselves. Released in America with extra acts and sequences as 'Disk-o-tek Holiday'.
  You Tube

The Beatles At Shea Stadium
NEMS Enterprises / Subafilms / Sullivan Productions
Dick Fontaine

John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Murray the 'K', Brian Epstein
Mal Evans, Brenda Holloway, The King Curtis Orchestra, Sounds Incorporated, Ed Sullivan
Killer Joe Piro and His Discotheque Dancers, 'Cousin Brucie' Morrow

A 48 minute television documentary film of The Beatles' legendary New York concert held on August 15th, 1965.     You Tube

 
The Velvet Underground and Nico: A Symphony Of Sound
Andy Warhol Films
Andy Warhol

Ari Boulogne, John Cale, Gerard Malanga, Sterling Morrison, Billy Name, Nico, Lou Reed
Stephen Shore, Maureen Tucker, Andy Warhol, Mary Woronov, Velvet Underground

Andy Warhol's documentary footage of rehearsals at 'The Factory', including a police raid. It is 67 minutes long and was filmed in 16mm black and white.   You Tube

Finders Keepers
George H. Brown Productions (as Ivy) / Interstate
Sidney Hayers

Cliff Richard, Bruce Welch, Hank B. Marvin, Brian Bennett, John Rostill, Robert Morley
Peggy Mount, Viviane Ventura, Andreas Malandrinos, John Le Mesurier, Robert Hutton
Gordon Ruttan, George Roderick, Glenn Beck, Burnell Tucker, Ellen Pollock, Bill Mitchell
Ronnie Brody, Ernest Clark, Mark Colleano, Nigel Kingsley, Graham Stark, Rosetta Tropea

Cliff and The Shadows arrive in a Spanish town for a gig but find the area empty as a small atomic bomb has accidentally been lost there. They attempt to find the bomb and restore the village, with some musical numbers along the way.    You Tube


 

The Endless Summer
Bruce Brown Films
Bruce Brown

Michael Hynson, Robert August, Lord 'Tally Ho' Blears, Bruce Brown, Terence Bullen
Chip Fitzwater, Chuck Gardner, Wayne Miyata

Surfing documentary with music by The Sandals. One of a few surf films created by the 'trinity' of surf movie-makers Bruce Brown, Phil Wilson and Gregg Noll during the Sixties. This one is not just a surfing film but probably THE cult surfing film of all time. The semi-documentary with crazy, humorous narration by Bruce Brown contains fabulous surfing footage, tracing the travels of a pair of surfers as they follow the 'endless summer' of surf across Africa, Australia, NZ, Tahiti, Hawaii and California.  You Tube

Hold On! (There's No Place Like Space)
Four-Leaf Productions
Arthur Lubin

Peter Noone, Herman's Hermits: Karl Green, Keith Hopwood, Derek Leckenby
Barry Whitwam; Shelley Fabares, Sue Ane Langdon, Herbert Anderson, Bernard Fox
Harry Hickox, Hortense Petra, Mickey Deems, Ray Kellogg, John Hart, Phil Arnold
Bill Baldwin, Robert Nunn, Jeffrey Sayre

Pop vehicle for Peter Noone and the band, from which came a fairly good E.P. The Top 10 hit single from the film was, unusually, not the title song. While on tour in the USA, the boys might get a spacecraft named after them if they can get to the launch area in time. . .    You Tube

 

Charlie Is My Darling
None
Peter Whitehead

Mick Jagger, Keith Richard, Brian Jones, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, Andrew Loog Oldham

Produced for television in black and white by Andrew Loog Oldham in January 1966 from footage of the Stones' Irish tour in the autumn of 1965. Songs featured are 'Get Off My Cloud', 'Heart Of Stone', 'Play With Fire', 'Satisfaction', 'I'm Alright', 'The Last Time' and 'Maybe It's Because I'm A Londoner'. Interviews include sequences where Brian Jones discusses his fear of marriage, Charlie Watts speaks of his limitations as a musician and Mick Jagger does an impersonation of Elvis.
  You Tube

The Seekers At Home
Aztec Stadiums Ltd. / E.M.I. Music (Australia)
Produced and Directed by Norman Spencer

Judith Durham, Athol Guy, Keith Potger, Bruce Woodley

A semi-biographical television movie filmed on location in Australia at Dandenong Ranges, Black Rock and Melbourne, Victoria.   You Tube

 

Fugs
Edward English
Edward English


A rarely seen twelve-minute 16mm film which captures a bit of the Fugs' environment, including the lower NY East Side, the Waldorf-Astoria, the MacDougal Street scene, police harassment, show biz, humanity and their audiences.   
You Tube



Wild, Wild Winter
Universal Pictures
Lennie Weinrib

Gary Clarke, Chris Noel, Don Edmonds, Suzie Kaye, Les Brown Jr., Vicky Albright
James Wellman, Steve Franken, Steve Rogers, Loren Janes, Paul Geary, Val Avery
James Frawley, Dick Miller, Mark Sturges, Linda Rogers, Buck Holland, Darryl Vaughan
Jay and The Americans, The Astronauts, The Beau Brummels, Gayle Caldwell
Dick and Dee Dee, Fred Festinger, Anna Lavele, Jackie Miller, Michael Williams

Beach culture movie set on the ski slopes, similar in style to 'Ski Party'. Fraternity brothers at an alpine college recruit a surfer friend from California to seduce the leader of the college sorority as she has brainwashed the other female students to avoid dating the boys.    You Tube

 

Out Of Sight
Universal Pictures
Lennie Weinrib

Jonathan Daly, Karen Jensen, Robert Pine, Carolyne Barry, Wende Wagner, Maggie Thrett
Deanna Lund, Rena Horten, Billy Curtis, John Lawrence, Jimmy Murphy, Norman Grabowski
Forrest Lewis, Coby Denton, Gary Lewis & The Playboys, The Astronauts, Deon Douglas
Freddie and The Dreamers, The Knickerbockers, Bob Eubanks, Jamie Farr, Vicki Fee
Dobie Gray, TheTurtles, John Lodge, Pamela Rodgers, Richard Dawson

West coast culture spy spoof pop musical (try saying that three times after a few pints!!!). An evil scientist from F.L.U.S.H. is trying to blow up the world, but we are all saved by 'the girl with horn-rimmed glasses' from 'Shindig'. Impressive musical cast.   You Tube

The Legend Of Bo Diddley
Mar Ken Enterprises / Marshall Chess
Gary Sherman

Bo Diddley, The Aggregation

Short 16 minute documentary film featuring scenes of Gospel singing and of the area in which he grew up. Musical numbers include - 'Bo Diddley is a Gunslinger', 'Blues' and 'Hey Roadrunners'.


 

Beloved Invaders: The Ventures
Interfilm Production
George M. Reid

The Ventures: Bob Bogle, Nokie Edwards, Mel Taylor, Don Wilson
Yujiro Koyama, Noriko Nagasawa (dancers)

Documentary music film made during The Ventures' tour of Japan at the time of recording their album 'The Ventures On Stage'.   You Tube

Georgy Girl
Columbia Pictures Corporation / Everglades Productions
Silvio Narizzano

James Mason, Alan Bates, Lynn Redgrave, Charlotte Rampling, Bill Owen, Clare Kelly
Rachel Kempson, Denise Coffey, Dandy Nichols, Peggy Thorpe-Bates, Dorothy Alison
Terence Soall, Jolyon Booth, Alec Bregonzi, Pauline Chamberlain, Penny Spencer

Swinging London culture with general pop music background. Will Lynn Redgrave's 'Georgy Girl' find happiness with madcap Alan Bates or older gentleman James Mason? Charlotte Rampling's wardrobe was designed by Mary Quant.     You Tube

 

The Pad And How To Use It
Ross Hunter Productions / Universal Pictures
Brian G. Hutton

Brian Bedford, Julie Sommars, James Farentino, Edy Williams, Pearl Shear, Nick Navarro
Barbara London, Barbara Reid, Roger Bacon, Don Conreaux

Two men live together in an apartment - one a Casanova who brings women home all the time and the other an introvert who is very interested in music. He finds his ideal woman while going to a symphony, dates her and brings her to his pad, only to find out she came to the symphony on a ticket she got from a co-worker.   You Tube

A Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass Double Feature
Paramount Pictures
John and Faith Hubley

No live acting cast

Animated short film featuring the Herb Alpert sound. John Hubley directs this animated film set to the music of two popular tunes recorded by Herb Alpert and his Latin-flavored brass ensemble 'Spanish Flea' and 'Tijuana Taxi'.
Academy award winner - Best short subject (Cartoon).
  
You Tube


 

The Big T.N.T. Show
American International Pictures (AIP)
Larry Peerce

Joan Baez, The Byrds, Ray Charles, Petula Clark, Bo Diddley, Donovan, The Lovin' Spoonful
Roger Miller, The Modern Folk Quartet, The Ronettes, Ike and Tina Turner, David McCallum
The Ikettes, Johnny Legend, The Seeds, Ron Mael, Russell Mael, Phil Spector

A documentary movie, hosted by David McCallum, on the follow-up concert to the T.A.M.I. Show of 1964. Uncredited appearance by Ron and Russell Mael who were later to become 'Sparks'.   You Tube

 

Chelsea Girls
Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol

Brigid Polk, Randy Borscheidt, Ari Boulogne, Angelina 'Pepper' Davis, Dorothy Dean
Eric Emerson, Patrick Flemming, Ed Hood, Arthur Loeb, Donald Lyons, Gerard Malanga
Marie Menken, Mario Montez, Nico, Ondine, Rona Page, Albert Rene Ricard, Ronna
Edie Sedgwick, Ingrid Superstar, International Velvet, Mary Woronov

An episodic look, with an informal narrative, at aspects of Sixties culture, shown on a split screen. Warhol's strange girls and background music by The Velvet Underground.   You Tube


 

The Wild Angels
American International Pictures (AIP)
Roger Corman

Peter Fonda, Nancy Sinatra, Bruce Dern, Diane Ladd, Buck Taylor, Norman Alden
Michael J. Pollard, Lou Procopio, Joan Shawlee, Marc Cavell, Coby Denton, Frank Maxwell
Gayle Hunnicutt, Gina Grant, Art Baker, Dick Miller, Kim Hamilton, Hal Bokar, Jack Bernardi
Frank Gerstle, Peter Bogdanovich, Barboura Morris

Hell's Angels and Biker culture 'cult' movie, revolving around the leaders' attempts to retrieve a stolen bike, which was much-banned.  You Tube
Also see 'Films of Roger Corman'.

The Singing Nun
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Henry Koster

Debbie Reynolds, Ricardo Montalban, Greer Garson, Agnes Moorehead, Chad Everett
Katharine Ross, Ed Sullivan, Juanita Moore, Ricky Cordell, Michael Pate, Tom Drake
Larry D. Mann, Charles Robinson, Monique Montaigne, Joyce Vanderveen, Anne Wakefield
Pam Peterson, Marina Koshetz, Nancy Walters, Violet Rensing, Ines Pedroza

Musical bio-pic featuring 12 songs. A film based on the life, and the journey to fame, of the Belgian nun who had worldwide best-selling hits such as 'Soeur Sourire'.   You Tube

 
Battle Of The Mods
Roxy Film / Ultra Film
Franco Montemurro


Joachim Fuchsberger, Ricky Shayne, Elga Andersen, Eleonora Brown, Rudolf Lenz
Solvi Stubing, Hans Elwenspoek, Jürgen Draeger, Udo Jürgens, Orchidea de Santis
Enzo Cerusico, Solveyg D'Assunta, Cristina Gaioni, Donovan

In a Liverpool gang war between the mods and rockers the mod, guitar-playing son of a wealthy businessman sees his girlfriend killed. He leaves Liverpool and ends up in Rome where he becomes involved with his father's mistress. You Tube

The Ghost In The Invisible Bikini
American International Pictures (AIP)
Don Weis

Tommy Kirk, Deborah Walley, Aron Kincaid, Quinn O'Hara , Aron Kincaid, Jesse White
Harvey Lembeck, Nancy Sinatra, Claudia Martin, Alan Fife, Benny Rubin, Bobbie Shaw
Francis X. Bushman, George Barrows, Basil Rathbone, Patsy Kelly, Boris Karloff
Susan Hart, Piccola Pupa, Luree Holmes, Ed Garner, Frank Alesia, Mary Hughes
Salli Sachse, Patti Chandler, Sue Hamilton, Alberta Nelson, Andy Romano, Myrna Ross
Jerry Brutsche, Bob Harvey, John Macchia, The Bobby Fuller Four

Beach party - biker - Sixties youth culture - 'horror' movie. Nope, I'm afraid I can't describe this film briefly, so click here for an in-depth view. You Tube
 

Blow Up
Bridge Films / Carlo Ponti Productions / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Michaelangelo Antonioni

Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles, David Hemmings, John Castle, Jane Birkin, Gillian Hills
Peter Bowles, Veruschka von Lehndorff, Julian Chagrin, Claude Chagrin, The Yardbirds
Susan Brodrick, Tsai Chin, Julio Cortázar, Melanie Hampshire, Harry Hutchinson
Jill Kennington, Mary Khal, Chas Lawther, Dyson Lovell, Peggy Moffitt, Rosaleen Murray
Ann Norman, Ronan O'Casey, Janet Street-Porter, Reg Wilkins

A quality, classic, Swinging Sixties culture and fashion movie. The storyline concerns the effect on the life of a young fashion photographer who thinks he has witnessed a murder. You Tube

Chappaqua
Minotaur
Conrad Rooks

Jean-Louis Barrault, Conrad Rooks, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Ravi Shankar
Paula Pritchett, Ornette Coleman, Swami Satchidananda, Moondog, Jill Lator
John Esam (The Connection), Ed Sanders (The Fugs), Hervé Villechaize
(uncredited)

Russell Hardwick's diary of a man's descent into alcoholism and drugs. Winner of the Silver Lion, Venice Film Festival 1966. Semi-autobiographical surreal psychedelia movie about a drug addict's attempt to kick the habit and his hallucinations during heroin withdrawal with flashbacks to the beginings of psychedelia in San Francisco. I hear it's pretty depressing stuff but with a good soundtrack.   You Tube

 

The Ghost Goes Gear
Associated British Pathe
Hugh Gladwish

The Spencer Davis Group: Spencer Davis, Steve Winwood, Muff Winwood, Pete York;
Nicholas Parsons, Sheila White, The Lorne Gibson Trio, Arthur Howard, Joan Ingram
Tony Sympson, Jack Haig, Robert Langley, Emmett Hennessy, Helen Ford, Kathleen Heath
Marian Wilson, Elizabeth Gott, Virginia Clay, Ann Wrigg, Bernard Stone, Janet Davies
Huw Thomas, Acker Bilk, Dave Berry, The Three Bells, St. Louis Union

A strangely rare British comedy music movie in which a pop group discover that their manager is upper class, grew up in a haunted manor, and is penniless. They turn the home (and the ghost) into a tourist attraction and hold a concert.   You Tube

Fireball 500
American International Pictures (AIP)
William Asher

Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Fabian, Chill Wills, Harvey Lembeck, Julie Parrish
Douglas Henderson, Baynes Barron, Sandy Reed, Mary Hughes, Salli Sachse
Patti Chandler, Jo Collins, Karla Conway, Marie McBane, Hedy Scott, Linda Bent
Len Lesser, Luree Holmes, Renee Riano, Sue Hamilton, R.L. 'Tex' Armstrong, Jason Johnson
Paul Napier, Michael Nader, Billy Beck, Ed Garner, Eddie Gray, Carol Byron, Bill Putney
Bobby Brack, Vin Scully (voice)

Another West Coast youth culture movie feature from the highly successful 'Beach Movies' stars and director. A young stock car racer unwittingly transports moonshine whiskey. Action sequences were filmed at the Ascot and Saugus Raceways near Los Angeles.   You Tube

 
What's Up Tiger Lily
Benedict Pictures Corp. / National Recording Studios Inc. / Toho
Woody Allen / Senkichi Taniguchi


The Lovin' Spoonful, Tatsuya Mihashi Tatsuya Mihashi, Mie Hama, Woody Allen
Akiko Wakabayashi, Hideyo Amamoto, Susumu Kurobe, China Lee, Kumi Mizuno
Tadao Nakamaru, Tetsu Nakamura, Sachio Sakai, Zal Yanovsky, Osman Yusuf

Woody Allen took a 1964 Japanese film, Kagi No Kag (International Secret Police: Key of Keys) and dubbed it with a cast of voices, turning it into a 'spy comedy' film focusing on a secret egg salad recipe. The soundtrack is composed and performed by the Lovin' Spoonful who also appear in between some of the scenes, lending the film a 60s 'psychedelic' quality that adds to the camp humour of the story. Allen himself also appears in one of his first screen appearances.
  You Tube
Skaterdater
Byway Productions
Noel Black

Michael Mel, Melissa Mallory, Gregg Carroll, Gary Hill, Bill McKaig, Gary Jennings
Bruce McKaig, Ricky Anderson

17-minute film, winner of the Palme d'Or for Best Short Film at the 1966 Cannes Film Festival. There is no dialogue but tells a story about a group of boy skaters, one of whom sees a young girl and becomes interested in her. This causes a rift with the other boys, who challenge him to a skating duel down a hilly street. The surf rock type soundtrack composed by Mike Curb and Nick Venet, with 'Skaterdater Rock' performed by Davie Allan and the Arrows.     You Tube

 

The Fat Spy
Phillip Productions
Joseph Cates

Phyllis Diller, Jack E. Leonard, Brian Donlevy, Johnny Tillotson, Jayne Mansfield
Lauree Berger, Jordan Christopher, The Wild Ones, Lou Nelson, Toni Lee Shelly
Penny Roman, Adam Keefe, Chuck Alden, Jill Bleidner, Tommy Graves, Linda Harrison
Jeanette Taylor, Tommy Trick, Toni Turner, Tracy Vance, Deborah White, Eddie Wright

A boatload of teenagers invade an island off the coast of Florida that is rumoured to contain the fountain of youth. The island's wealthy owner is not happy about it and sends his daughter to get rid of them. Her sweetheart, Irving, happens to be the island's only resident.   You Tube

The Family Way
Jambox
Roy Boulting

Hayley Mills, Hywel Bennett, John Mills, Marjorie Rhodes, Avril Angers, John Comer
Barry Foster, Wilfred Pickles, Liz Fraser, Andy Bradford, Hazel Bainbridge, Helen Booth
Fanny Carby, Kathy Staff, Diana Coupland, Lesley Daine, Colin Gordon, Ruth Gower
Murray Head, Margaret Lacey, Harry Locke, Maureen O'Reilly, Robin Parkinson
Ruth Trouncer, Thorley Walters, Windsor Davies
Original soundtrack music by Paul McCartney.

X-rated British comedy in which a newly-wed fails to consummate his marriage and his nervous bride, Hayley Mills, thinks it's her fault. The root of the problem, however, lies with his bullying father. With well-meaning but interfering parents, nosy neighbours and a town that thrives on gossip it's no wonder that their personal life is suffering.
  You Tube
 



I've Gotta Horse (Wonderful Day)
Associated British Picture Corporation (ABPC) / Windmill Prodns
Kenneth Hume

Billy Fury, Amanda Barrie, Michael Medwin, Marjorie Rhodes, Bill Fraser, Peter Gilmore
Allan Angel, Peter Ardran, The Bachelors, Tom Bowman, Eliza Buckingham, Linda Bywaters
Elaine Carr, Tom Carty, Roy Durbin, Michael Cashman, Doreen Cran, Ronnie Curran
Leslie Dwyer, Fred Emney, John Falconer, Richard Garner, Terry Gilbert, Bill Harvey
Derina House, John Kelly, Ann Lancaster, Janet Lane, Pauline Loring, Constance Luttrell
Tony Manning, Cal McCord, Blanche Moore, Rosemary Neil-Smith, Sheila O'Neill
Jon Pertwee, Gareth Robinson, Brian Todd, Maggie Vieler

A second music vehicle for Billy, which features his own racehorse, Anselmo, and several of his own dogs. A singer acquires a horse and smuggles it backstage where it causes havoc before his show. The horse is actually a thoroughbred racehorse and, when it contracts pneumonia, Billy must choose his horse and his 'big show'.    You Tube
Also see Bill Harry's Sixties for further information:   Billy Fury   Film

  * Tokyo Concert (1966)… Highlights from the Beatles' Nippon Budokan Hall shows, June 30 - July 2, during their brief International tour. Included is their arrival at Haneda airport and a press conference at the Tokyo Hilton Hotel.      
Made In U.S.A.
Anouchka Films / Rome Paris Films / S.E.P.I.C.
Jean-Luc Godard


Anna Karina, László Szabó, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Marianne Faithfull, Yves Afonso
Claude Bakka, Daniel Bart, Jean-Pierre Biesse

Odd Title. A leftist writer goes from Paris to the French town of Atlantic-Cité to investigate when she learns of the death of a former colleague and lover. Little is clear as the bodies pile up and ideological struggles start to emerge. Marianne Faithfull has a cameo role in a cafe scene where she sings 'As Tears Go By'.  You Tube
 


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