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Pop Films and Youth Culture Movies
Pop Films and Youth Culture Movies

Kimberley Jim Emil Nofal
Emil Nofal Productions / Jamie Uys Film Productions

Jim Reeves, Madeleine Usher, Clive Parnell, Arthur Swemmer, Tromp Terre'blanche
Vonk de Ridder, Dawid van der Walt, June Neethling, Mike Holt, George Moore, Don Leonard
Domingo Eddie, Freddie Prozesky, Morris Blake, Webster Booth

Light-hearted musical comedy about two gamblers who win a diamond mine in a game of poker.
A rare screen appearance for Jim Reeves. You Tube


The Young Swingers Maury Dexter
Associated Producers (API)

Rod Lauren, Molly Bee, Gene McDaniels, Jack Larson, Karen Gunderson, Jo Helton
John Merritt, Justin Smith, Jerry Summers, Ray Dannis, Jack Younger, Dodie Warren
Elizabeth Thompson, Rusty Wescoatt, The Sherwood Singers

Drama in which a singer, played by Rod Lauren, attempts to keep a nightclub operating despite the efforts of a real estate agent to the contrary.

Tornados - not from film

Farewell Performance Robert Tronson
David Kernan, Delphi Lawrence, Frederick Jaeger, Derek Francis, Alfred Burke, John Kelland
Toni Gilpin, James Copeland, Ron Perry, Denise Coffey, Artro Morris, Sean Lynch
Hugh Futcher, Donald Tandy, Middleton Woods, George Bellamy, Heinz Burt, Alan Caddy
Chad Carson, Clem Cattini, Roger LaVern.

Crime thriller movie, with musical cameos, in which a pop star is found murdered. To find the murderer the police must work out if hate or rivalry is the motive. Notably featuring the late, great Heinz Burt and The Tornados. 


It's All Over Town Douglas Hickox
Lance Percival, William Rushton, Frankie Vaughan, Dusty Springfield, The Springfields
Mr. Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band, The Bachelors, The Hollies: Allan Clarke
Tony Hicks, Graham Nash; April Olrich, Jan and Kelly, Caroline Maudling, Clodagh Rodgers
Ingrid Anthofer, Ivor Cutler, Paul Raymond, Wayne Gibson, Patricia Hayes

A 55-minute light-hearted pop music vehicle with a galaxy of stars, including Paul Raymond's bunnies.

Summer Holiday Peter Yates
Associated British Pictures / Ivy
Cliff Richard, Lauri Peters, Melvyn Hayes, Una Stubbs, Teddy Green, Pamela Hart
Jeremy Bulloch, Jacqueline Daryl, Madge Ryan, Lionel Murton, Christine Lawson
Ron Moody, David Kossoff, Wendy Barry, Nicholas Phipps, The Shadows: Hank B. Marvin
Brian Locking, Brian Bennett, Bruce Welch.

Youth culture pop musical. The adventures of young London Transport mechanics who borrow a red double-decker bus for a European holiday. On its release, Summer Holiday broke all British box office records and sealed Cliff Richard's reputation as England's best-loved entertainer. It also marked the film debut of director Peter Yates.     You Tube - The Next Time    Film Trailer


Live It Up (Sing And Swing) Lance Comfort
Three Kings
Anthony Ashdown, David Bauer, Heinz Burt, Dave Clark, Ed Devereaux, Pat Gilbert
Peter Glaze, Peter Haigh, Paul Hansard, David Hemmings, Veronica Hurst, Douglas Ives
Geoffrey L'Oise, Penny Lambirth, Steven Marriott, Trevor Maskell, John Mitchell
Jennifer Moss, Joan Newell, Peter Noble, John Pike, Anthony Shepard, Nancy Spain
The Outlaws, Andy Cavell and The Saints, Patsy Ann Noble, Gene Vincent, Kim Roberts
Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen, Sounds Incorporated.

Fun but predictable British musical comedy film about a group of guys who form a combo and, naturally, make a hit record. 'Be My Guest' was the follow up to this film. Music and lyrics written by Joe Meek.   You Tube clip

Hootenanny Hoot Gene Nelson
Four-Leaf Productions
Peter Breck, Ruta Lee, Joby Baker, Pamela Austin, Bobo Lewis, Lauren Gilbert
Nick Novarro, Vikki Dougan, The Brothers Four, Sheb Wooley, Johnny Cash, Judy Henske
The Gateway Trio, Eddie Brown, George Hamilton IV, Joe Gilbert, Cathie Taylor
Chris Crosby, Phil Arnold, Maureen Reagan

Musical comedy about a college show brought to TV. You may remember Sheb Woolley as 'Pete Nolan' in the cowboy series 'Rawhide'.   You Tube


Follow The Boys Richard Thorpe
MGM / Franmet
Connie Francis, Paula Prentiss, Dany Robin, Janis Paige, Russ Tamblyn, Richard Long
Ron Randell, Eric Pohlmann, Robert Nichols, Paul Maxwell, Roger Perry, David Summer
Sean Kelly, John McLaren, Roger Snowdon.

American youth culture musical. A group of girls follow their boys, based on a Navy ship, around the coast. Bonnie tries to resume her canceled honeymoon, Liz wants her newly-promoted husband to settle down and Michele just wants Lt. Langley to spend some time with her. You Tube

What A Crazy World Michael Carreras
Michael Carreras Productions (as Capricorn)
Joe Brown, Susan Maughan, Marty Wilde, Harry H. Corbett, Avis Bunnage, Michael Ripper
Grazina Frame, Monte Landis, Fanny Carby, Larry Dann, Brian Cronin, David Nott
Barry Bethel, Michael Goodman, Lesley Duncan, Alan Klein, Tracey Rogers, Christine Martin
Denise Coffey, Jessie Robins, Malcolm Knight, Harry Locke, Toni Palmer, Michael Robbins
Tricky Dicky, Gloria Johnson, Vivyan Duncan, Bill Fraser, Billy Murray, Roy Crewdson,
Freddie and The Dreamers: Peter Birrell, Bernie Dwyer, Derek Quinn, The Happy Wonderers

Fab Film!! Youth culture pop musical in which a local Cockney boy writes a hit record based on his family and becomes a pop star. The title song was a hit single for Joe.  
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The Cool Mikado Michael Winner
Gilbert & Sullivan Operas
Frankie Howerd, Stubby Kaye, Mike Winters, Bernie Winters, Terry Martin, Tommy Cooper
Dennis Price, Jacqueline Jones, Kevin Scott,
Tsai Chin, Jill Mai Meredith, Lionel Blair
Pete Murray, Glen Mason,
C. Denier Warren, Dermot Walsh, Carole Shelley, Murray Kash
Al Mulder, Yvonne Shima, Kenji Takaki, Frank Olegarno, The John Barry Seven
Peter Barkworth, Ed Bishop, Lissa Gray, Burt Kwouk, Marianne Stone, Michael Winner.

Musical film based on the operetta 'The Mikado' with the plot reset into contemporary Japan as a comic gangster story. Many of the well known musical items are omitted and the remaining songs are reworked in styles popular in the early 1960s, including the Twist. It was completed in four weeks despite running out of money half-way through the shoot. You Tube

It's All Happening (The Dream Maker) Don Sharp
British Lion Films / Magna / KNP

Tommy Steele, Michael Medwin, Angela Douglas, Jean Harvey, Bernard Bresslaw
Walter Hudd, John Tate, Janet Henfrey, Edward Cast, Richard Goolden, Keith Faulkner
Anthony Dawes, Barbara Clegg, Iris Russell, Abril Ward, Michael Thompson
Jeffrey Chandler, Robert Dean, Bruce Beeby, Gordon Waine, Marigold Russell, Tony Mercer
Gillian McCutcheon, Bryan Parker, Anthony Pelly, John Barry, John Boulter, Bill Cartwright
The Clyde Valley Stompers, Russ Conway, Johnny De Little, Carol Deene, Dai Francis
Philip Green, Dick Kallman, Geoff Love, Marion Ryan, Shane Fenton, Danny Williams.

Youth culture musical comedy in which a talent-spotter at a recording company organises a concert featuring top singers and bands in order to prevent the orphanage where he was brought from closing. Huge list of cameo appearances.    You Tube

Gutter Girls (The Yellow Teddy Bears) Robert Hartford-Davis
Animated Motion Pictures / Tekli British Productions
Jacqueline Ellis, Annette Whiteley, Georgina Patterson, Anne Kettle, Margaret Vieler
Noel Dyson, Victor Brooks, Richard Bebb, Ann Castle, Douglas Sheldon, Lesley Dudley
Iain Gregory, Jill Adams, John Bonney, Lucette Marimar, John Glyn-Jones, Valli Newby
Norman Mitchell, Earle Green, Harriette Johns, Ruth Kettlewell, Hilary Mason, Julie Martin
Micheline Patton, Raymond Huntley, Shirley Cameron, Bernadette Milnes, Caron Gardner
Irene Richardson, Sheila Houston, The Embers.

Girls in an English school wear a yellow teddy bear on their uniform to show that they have lost their virginity. The girls' leader is worried that she might be pregnant from her boyfriend, a would-be pop singer. A teacher learns the significance of the badges and puts her own career in jeopardy in trying to help the girls. Soundtrack music is by The Embers. The Beatles were offered cameos in the film but (unsurprisingly) turned it down.

Palm Springs Weekend Norman Taurog
Warner Brothers
Troy Donahue, Connie Stevens, Ty Hardin, Stefanie Powers, Carole Cook, Robert Conrad
Andrew Duggan, Jack Weston, Jerry Van Dyke, Zeme North, Bill Mumy, Dorothy Green
Robert Gothie, Greg Benedict, Gary Kincaid, Mark Dempsey, Jim Shane, Linda Gray
Dawn Wells, Red West, The Modern Folk Quartet.

American west coast youth culture comedy in which college kids with raging hormones head to Palm Springs looking for fun with members of the opposite sex. Norman Taurog also directed Elvis films. You Tube

D'Ou Viens-Tu, Johnny? (Where Are You From, Johnny?) Noël Howard
Hoche Productions / Les Productions de la Guéville
Société Nouvelle de Cinématographie (SNC)

Johnny Hallyday, Sylvie Vartan, Évelyne Dandry, Pierre Barouh, Fernand Sardou
Mick Besson, Jean-Jacques Debout, Pascal Duffard, Jean Franval, André Pousse
Jean-Marie Rivière, Hélène Tossy, Henri Vilbert, Daniel Cauchy.
Musical vehicle for French pop singer Johnny Halliday in which he plays a young musician in Paris. Always in need of money, he unwittingly takes on a job for the Mafia and becomes a wanted man by them when he disposes of a drug delivery in the river Seine.   You Tube clip

Bye Bye Birdie George Sidney
Columbia Pictures Corporation / Kohlmar-Sidney Productions
Janet Leigh, Dick Van Dyke, Ann-Margret, Maureen Stapleton, Bobby Rydell, Jesse Pearson
Paul Lynde, Mary LaRoche, Michael Evans, Robert Paige, Gregory Morton, Bryan Russell
Milton Frome, Ed Sullivan, Ben Astar, Trudi Ames, Frank Albertson, Beverly Yates
Frank Sully, Bo Peep Karlin, Melinda Marx, Mell Turner, Gil Lamb, Lee Aaker, Karel Shimoff
Donald Lawton, Yvonne White, Ray Bloch, Kim Darby, Lesley-Marie Colburn, John Daly.

American youth culture pop musical showcasing the story around a pop star's journey to a small Ohio town to make his farewell television performance, and kiss his biggest fan, before he joins the army.  You Tube

A Swingin' Affair Jay O. Lawrence
Bengal International
Arline Judge, William Wellman Jr., Baynes Barron, Suzan Sturtridge, Sandra Bettin
Dick Dale, Bill Christian, Norman Leslie, John Indrisano, Richard Morrison, Teri Garr
Tiger Joe Marsh, Johnny Reno,
Lal Baum, James Gavannah, James V. Christy, Russ Grieve
Danny Lewis, Gerrit Truim Jr., Burt Lange, Ernie de la Puente, The Del-Tones.

A college boy attending a school dance secretly leaves to fight as 'Kid Gallant' to raise money for his college fraternity initiation fees. He easily knocks out his opponent in the first round, returns to the dance and tries to hide the fact from his fraternity brothers and the college girls. Great Dick Dale surf tracks.   You Tube

A Place To Go Basil Dearden
British Lion Film Corporation/ Excalibur Films

Bernard Lee, Rita Tushingham, Michael Sarne, Doris Hare, Barbara Ferris, John Slater
David Andrews, William Marlowe, Jerry Verno, Yootha Joyce, Roy Kinnear, Norman Shelley
Michael Wynne, Marjie Lawrence, Rita Webb

British low-life crime drama film with Mike Sarne. Set in London's Bethnal Green it covers the dramatic changes that were happening in the lives of the British working-class at the time.   

The Beatles Come To Town No known director
Associated British-Pathe: Pathe News

John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Brian Epstein

An 8-minute Pathe News technicolor / tecniscope short showing The Beatles in concert at the ABC cinema in Manchester on 20th November 1963 - including backstage shots.
This footage was incorporated into the 1965 Pathe feature 'Pop Gear'.
Original music by Paul McCartney.   You Tube

Just For Fun Gordon Flemyng
Amicus / Columbia Pictures Corporation

Reginald Beckwith, Jack Bentley, Freddie Cannon, Louise Cordet, Lyn Cornell, Sonny Curtis
Karl Denver, Dick Emery, Mario Fabrizi, Gary Hope, Harry Fowler, Alan Freeman, Ian Gray
Irene Handl, Glen D. Hardin, Jet Harris and Tony Meehan, The Jet Blacks, Douglas Ives
David Jacobs, Ketty Lester, Hugh Lloyd, Jeremy Lloyd, Kenny Lynch, Gordon Rollings
Jerry Naylor, Ken Parry, Brian Poole and The Tremeloes, Jimmy Powell, Edwin Richfield
Cherry Roland, , Jimmy Savile, John Wood, John Martin, Johnny Tillotson, The Springfields
Richard Vernon, Frank Williams, Mark Wynter, The Crickets, Bobby Vee, Clodagh Rodgers
The Spotnicks, Joe Brown and The Breakaways (Bruvvers), Sounds Incorporated
The Vernon Girls, The Tornados

Musical comedy pop movie from the same team that made 'It's Trad Dad'. A positively mouth-watering cast list in a tongue-in-cheek episodic film with a vague plot about the take-over of England by a group of teenagers who form their own political 'pop' party.   You Tube clip

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