What A Whopper!
A British comedy film, with an all-star cast, in which a writer tries to fool people into believing in the Loch Ness Monster by building and photographing a fake in order to sell his book. You Tube
Babes In Toyland Jack
The Kirk / Sands / Funicello team manage to drag themselves away from the beach to indulge in fantasy nonsense. A remake of the 1934 Laurel and Hardy classic, but hardly in the same category. You Tube clips
Love In A Goldfish Bowl
Beach culture movie set in Honolulu with surf music background. Two troubled college freshmen find themselves united by their mutual family woes in a beachhouse. Spot Majel Barrett from Star Trek! You Tube
Right Approach David
Frankie Vaughan, Martha Hyer, Juliet Prowse, Gary Crosby, David MacLean, Jesse White
Frankie Vaughan's brief encounter with the Hollywood film world. Army pals return home to Pasadena, California, and convert a restaurant known as 'The Hut' into a five-man bachelor pad. One of them has a brother, Leo Mack, who will stop at nothing in his desire to succeed as an actor.
Too Late Blues John
Hey, Let's Twist! Greg
Along (Double Trouble) Charles
The film focuses on Noonan as a courier who dreams of becoming a songwriter and Marshall as a con artist who wants to enter Noonan’s original composition in a music competition. Featuring musical performances by Ray Charles, Bobby Vee and Roger Williams.
A Taste Of Honey Tony
Spare The Rod Leslie Norman
British Lion / Bryanston / Weyland
Max Bygraves, Geoffrey Keen, Donald Pleasence, Richard O'Sullivan, Betty McDowall
Eleanor Summerfield, Mary Merrall
From the novel by Michael Croft this claims to be the first British version of 'Blackboard Jungle' and is a drama documenting a new master's trials and tribulations in winning the confidence and respect of pupils in a tough East End school. It laid the groundwork for the later, more 'swinging Sixties' oriented film 'To Sir With Love'.
Goes Hawaiian Paul
Beach culture movie, a sequel to the 1959 movie 'Gidget' which was considered to be the forerunner for the 'Beach' films. Francis (Walley) is less than happy when her parents want her to go to Hawaii as she'll be unable to hang out with her beloved Moondoggie (Darren).
The Two Little Bears
Comedy film notable only for Brenda Lee singing and the many Sixties American television personalities appearing. A school principal discovers his two boys are using a magic cream to change themselves into playful bears at night-time. Who thought this one up? Next please . .
Wind Of Change Vernon Sewell
Donald Pleasence, Johnny Briggs, Ann Lynn, Hilda Fenemore, Edna Doré, Glyn Houston
Norman Gunn, Bunny May, David Hemmings, Ted Bushell, David Gregory, Ken McGregor
Angela Douglas, Topsy Jane, Alan Smith, Antonita Dias, Rosemary Frankau, Bertie Green
Set around the coffee bars and homes in West London's Notting Hill, this is one of the earliest British films to examine racism, showing working-class white youths finding an outlet for their frustrations in racial hatred in the period following the Notting Hill riots of 1958.
Twist Around The Clock
Checker, Dion DiMucci, Vicki Spencer, Clay Cole, John Cronin, Mary Mitchell
Another 'Twist' musical. In this one, a manager down on his luck discovers a small-town dance and promotes it nationwide. Very similar plot to 'Rock Around The Clock'. You Tube
Me A Person Leslie
British Lion Film Corporation
Anne Baxter, Donald Sinden, Adam Faith, David Kernan, Frank Jarvis, Peter Kriss
Carole Ann Ford, Anthony Booth, Topsy Jane, Jack MacGowran, Terence Walter
A young London criminal is faced with hanging for murdering a policeman. With even his defence counsel convinced of his guilt, a female psychiatrist throws herself into proving that the investigating police and legal system have made a mistake. You Tube
All Night Allan
David, William J. Hole Jr.
(The Continental Twist, The Young and The Cool) Keelou Corporation / AIP
Louis Prima, June Wilkinson, Sam Butera and the Witnesses, Gertrude Michael
David Whorf, Hal Torey, Ty Perry, Fred Sherman, Dick Winslow, Gil Frye, Jim Lounsbury
Tom Mathews and The All-Stars, Joe Cavalier, Parisian Twisters, Manhattan Twisters
Bobby Morris, John Nagy, Allen Seltzer, Lou Sino, Morgan Thomas
Twist dance craze film in which the owner has to overcome some shady practice by thugs to keep his establishment open. You Tube
September Robert Mulligan
Universal International / 7 Pictures Corporation / Raoul Walsh Ent.
Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida, Sandra Dee, Bobby Darin, Walter Slezak, Brenda de Banzie
Rossana Rory, Ronald Howard, Joel Grey, Chris Seitz, Ronnie Haran, Cindy Conroy
Joan Freeman, Nancy Anderson, Michael Eden
Romantic comedy - Bobby Darin won a Golden Globe for this, his first film, co-starring his first wife, Sandra Dee. Darin sings Multiplication and also composed the film theme.
Hellions Ken Annakin
Irving Allen Productions / Jamie Uys Film Productions
Richard Todd, Anne Aubrey, Jamie Uys, Marty Wilde, Lionel Jeffries, James Booth
Al Mulock, Colin Blakely, Ronald Fraser, Zena Walker, George Moore, Bill Brewer
Jan Bruyns, Lorna Cowell, Ricky Arden
A British adventure film, set and filmed in South Africa, in which a police sergeant battles 'The Hellions', local criminals consisting of a man and his four sons. Tthe townspeople do not want to get involved and will not help to save him and his wife.
Look In Any Window William Alland
Scott R. Dunlap Productions (as New Features)
Paul Anka, Ruth Roman, Alex Nicol, Gigi Perreau, Carole Mathews, George Dolenz
Jack Cassidy, Robert Sampson, Dan Grayam, Jacqueline Kluger, Norman Winston
Ray Reese, Jim Jacobs
A strange 'social' film in which a teenager is brought up by uncaring, argumentative parents. He is exploring a relationship himself but develops a habit of spying on his neighbors in a modern suburban area while wearing a weird mask. You Tube clips and theme song
Young Ones (It's Wonderful To Be Young)
The Teenage Millionaire
In The City
Caesar Films / Hartford-Davis
Short (23 minute) documentary film on the Soho scene and its coffee bars and striptease clubs, with additional music by Steve Race.
Paul Raven, managed by Davis, appears briefly in his early days as a singer. Robert Hartford-Davis also directed the pop films 'Saturday Night Out' and 'Gonks Go Beat'.
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