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

The Girl-Getters (The System) Michael Winner
Kenneth Shipman Productions

Oliver Reed, Jane Merrow, Barbara Ferris, Harry Andrews, Julia Foster, Andrew Ray
John Alderton, Ann Lynn, Iain Gregory, John Porter-Davison, Clive Colin Bowler
David Hemmings, Guy Doleman, Gwendolyn Watts, Derek Nimmo

Youth culture movie with soundtrack by The Searchers. A group of local seaside boys mix with the tourists to pick up 'rich' girls.... until one of them has the tables turned on him.

The Misadventures Of Merlin Jones Robert Stevenson
Walt Disney Productions

Tommy Kirk, Annette Funicello, Leon Ames, Stuart Erwin, Alan Hewitt, Connie Gilchrist
Dal McKennon, Norman Grabowski, Michael Fox, Allan Hunt, Burt Mustin, Kelly Thordsen

Beach culture 'sci-fi' movie with general pop background, the sequel to which was 'The Monkey's Uncle'. Boy genius Merlin Jones experiments with hypnosis and creates a mind-reading machine that lands him in trouble with the law.    You Tube

The Dave Clark Five No known director
Associated British-Pathe Newsreel

6-minute short newsreel in Technicolor with an ultra-rare glimpse of the white-slacked boys' concert at The Royal, Tottenham, with two musical performances ('Glad All Over' and 'Bits And Pieces') and some backstage shots. Pathe used the same format as they did with 'The Beatles Come To Town'.   
You Tube

The Rolling Stones Gather Moss No known director
Associated British-Pathe Newsreel

A 9.5 minute wide-screen newsreel Technicolor documentary footage of the band and shots of the group and venue as they play in Hull during their British tour.     
You Tube

Seaside Swingers (Every Day's A Holiday) James Hill
Fitzroy - Maycroft Production
John Leyton, Mike Sarne, Freddie and The Dreamers, Ron Moody, Liz Fraser
Grazina Frame, The Baker Twins, The Mojos, Nicholas Parsons, Michael Ripper
Hazel Hughes, Richard O'Sullivan, Tony Daines, Peter Gilmore, Charles Lloyd Pack
Patrick Newell, Gaby Vargas, Nicola Riley, Marion Grimaldi, Coral Morphew, The Leroys
Danny La Rue, The Gillian Lynne Dancers, George Lane Cooper, Nicky Henson.

Pop musical based around a youth talent show. Teenagers working at a summer seaside resort compete for places when TV producers decide to film a talent show.    You Tube trailer


The Leather Boys Sidney J. Furie
Raymond Stross Productions
Rita Tushingham, Colin Campbell, Dudley Sutton, Gladys Henson, Avice Landone
Lockwood West, Betty Marsden, Martin Matthews, Johnny Briggs, James Chase
Geoffrey Dunn, Dandy Nichols, Elizabeth Begley, Valerie Varnam, Jill Mai Meredith
Brian Phelan, Oliver MacGreevy, Sylvia Kaye, Sandra Caron, Tracy Rogers
Carmel McSharry, Joyce Hemson, Kenny Salvatt.

Working-class youth culture on the Biker fringe. Social drama which examines class and personal relationships and the first British film to be rated ‘X’ for having homosexual themes.   You Tube

Saturday Night Out Robert Hartford-Davis
Compton Films / Tekli British Productions

Heather Sears, John Bonney, Bernard Lee, Erika Remberg, Colin Campbell, Patsy Fagan,
Francesca Annis, Inigo Jackson, Vera Day, Caroline Mortimer, Jack Taylor, David Lodge
Nigel Green, Toni Gilpin, Barbara Roscoe, Margaret Nolan, Derek Bond, Martine Beswick
Patricia Hayes, Freddie Mills, Mike Pender, Chris Curtis, Tony Jackson, John McNally
David Burke, Shirley Cameron, Gerry Gibson Barry Langford, Janet Milner, Wendy Newton

Many well-known artists in this vehicle for The Searchers, in which they take the part of sailors on shore leave. The title comes from one of their many hit singles. You Tube


Big Beat '64 Mark Stuart
ABC Television

David Jacobs, Jimmy Savile, The Merseybeats, The Rolling Stones, Kathy Kirby, The Hollies
Cliff Richard and The Shadows, Freddie and the Dreamers, The Swinging Blue Jeans
Brian Poole and the Tremeloes, Joe Loss, Joe Brown and The Bruvvers, The Dave Clark Five
Manfred Mann, Billy J. Kramer and The Dakotas, Gerry and The Pacemakers, The Beatles

ABC Television production of the NME poll winners' concert, Big Beat '64, held at the Empire Pool, Wembley, on 26th April 1964 and transmitted on
May 10th 1964    You Tube

Wonderful Life (Swinger's Paradise) Sidney J. Furie
Elstree Distributors / Ivy Productions / ABPC
Cliff Richard, Walter Slezak, Susan Hampshire, The Shadows: Hank B. Marvin, Bruce Welch
Brian Bennett, John Rostill; Una Stubbs, Melvyn Hayes, Richard O'Sullivan, Derek Bond
Gerald Harper, Joseph Cuby

Youth culture pop musical. A pop group who are shipwrecked after their electric instruments blow up a cruise ship get jobs on a film set in Africa to make some money to get themselves home. They get to thinking that they can make a better movie themselves . . .    You Tube

The Lively Set Jack Arnold
Universal Pictures
James Darren, Pamela Tiffin, Doug McClure, Joanie Sommers, Marilyn Maxwell
Charles Drake, Peter Mann, Martin Blaine, Robert Clarke, Russ Conway, Ross Elliott
Ron Miller, Greg Morris, James Nelson, Frances Robinson, Mickey Thompson, Carole Wells
and featuring The Surfaris.

American surf'n'drag film in which, very basically but slightly more complex, than this - a college boy quits school to try and become a champion sports car driver in the Tri-State Endurance Run.    You Tube trailer      Hollywood Premiere

For Those Who Think Young Leslie H. Martinson
Aubrey Schenck Productions
James Darren, Pamela Tiffin, Paul Lynde, Tina Louise, Bob Denver, Robert Middleton
Nancy Sinatra, Claudia Martin, Ellen Burstyn, Ellen McRae, Woody Woodbury, Louis Quinn
Sammee Tong, Addison Richards, Paul 'Mousie' Garner, Benny Baker, George Raft

Beach culture movie in which college kids try to save their club from closure. Notable for cameo appearances and Nancy Sinatra.  You Tube

Your Cheatin' Heart Gene Nelson
Four Leaf Productions
George Hamilton, Susan Oliver, Red Buttons, Arthur O'Connell, Shary Marshall, Rex Ingram
Chris Crosby, Rex Holman, Hortense Petra, Roy Engel, Donald Losby, Kevin Tate
Phil Arnold, Peter R.J. Deyell, Benny Rubin, Bruno VeSota, Guy Wilkerson

Biographical movie generally known as 'The Hank Williams Story'.
Hank's voice was dubbed by his son, Hank Williams Jr.
  You Tube
Pajama Party (The Maid and The Martian) Don Weis
American International Pictures (AIP)
Tommy Kirk, Annette Funicello, Elsa Lanchester, Harvey Lembeck, Jesse White
Jody McCrea, Ben Lessy, Donna Loren, Susan Hart, Bobbie Shaw, Cheryl Sweeten
Luree Holmes, Candy Johnson, Candy Johnson, The Nooney Rickett 4, Buster Keaton
Dorothy Lamour, Teri Garr, Toni Basil, Don Rickles, Frankie Avalon.

A Martian teenager called Gogo is sent to Earth on a mission to pave the way for an invasion. He falls in love with Connie and gets into trouble with a motorcycle gang for 'messing up' their beach. Confusing and interwoven but it all comes good in the end and, yes, you're right, it's a 'beach movie' in everything except no Frankie, and Don Weis directs.
You Tube

Get Yourself A College Girl (The Swinging Set) Sidney Miller
Four Leaf Productions
Mary Ann Mobley, Joan O'Brien, Nancy Sinatra, Chris Noel, Chad Everett, Willard Waterman
Fabrizio Mioni, James Millhollin, Paul Todd, Stan Getz, Donnie Brooks, Hortense Petra
Dorothy Neumann, The Dave Clark Five, Marti Barris, Mario Costello, The Standells
Robert Stone, Sharon Wiley, Astrud Gilberto, Roberta Linn, The Bellboys, The Animals
Joan Willis, The Rhythm Masters, Freddie Bell, Jimmy Smith Trio, Pat Bryton, Eric Burdon
Gary Burton, Kay Carson, Chas Chandler, Roger Christian, Ronnie David, Stanley Farrar
Chanin Hale, Percy Helton, Paula Lane.

Complicated, but a college co-ed tries to balance her time writing songs and dealing with her publisher who tries to pursue her.    You Tube

The Horror Of Party Beach (Invasion Of The Zombies) Del Tenney
Iselin-Tenney Productions
John Scott, Alice Lyon, Allen Laurel, Eulabelle Moore, Marilyn Clarke, Augustin Mayor
Damon Kebroyd, Munroe Wade, Carol Grubman, Dina Harris, Emily Laurel, Sharon Murphy
Diane Prizio, Edward Earle, Wilfred Holcombe, Gary Robert Jones, Ronnie Linares
Robin Barron.

Beach culture horror movie with music. Mutant monsters, created by the dumping of radioactive waste into the sea, create havoc amongst the beachfront community. A scientist and his daughter assisted by the police and some local 'heads' have to figure out a way of stopping them. The film features music by The Del-Aires.   You Tube


The T.A.M.I. Show Steve Binder
Screen Entertainment Co. / Screencraft International / Theatrofilm
The Beach Boys, The Barbarians, Chuck Berry, The Blossoms, Hal Blaine, Marvin Gaye,
James Brown & The Flames, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Lesley Gore, Jan & Dean,
Toni Basil, Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles,
Martha & The Vandellas, The Supremes, The Rolling Stones, Melanie Alexander,
Tommy Tedesco, Jimmy Bond, Debbie Butler, Glen Campbell, Les Chadwick, David Winters, Anita Mann, Pam Freeman, Gail Ganley, Teri Garr, Don Peake, Lyle Ritz, Carlton Johnson, Jack Nitzsche, Leon Russell, Phil Spector, Rita D'Amico.

A documentary film of the 'Teenage Awards Music International' rock and rhythm & blues concert at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.  You Tube

A Hard Day's Night Richard Lester
Proscenium Films / Walter Shenson Films / Maljack Productions
John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Wilfrid Brambell
Norman Rossington, John Junkin, Victor Spinetti, Anna Quayle, Deryck Guyler
Richard Vernon, Edward Malin, Robin Ray, Lionel Blair, Alison Seebohm, David Janson
and many, many others.

Musical comedy based on the youth culture of the Swinging Sixties and the cinematic debut of the Fab Four. You know that, of course, because absolutely everyone has seen this film.   You Tube


Surf Party Maury Dexter
Associated Producers (API)

Bobby Vinton, Patricia Morrow, Jackie DeShannon, Kenny Miller, Lory Patrick, Johnny Fain
Richard Crane, Jerry Summers, Martha Stewart, The Astronauts, The Routers, Lloyd Kino
Mickey Dora, Pam Colbert, Donna Russell

Bobby Vinton stars in this beach culture musical movie where surfers get in trouble with the local police. Music by The Astronauts and Scott Walker in The Routers.    You Tube

Ride The Wild Surf Don Taylor
Jana Productions
Fabian, Shelley Fabares, Peter Brown, Barbara Eden, Tab Hunter, Robert Kenneally
Susan Hart, James Mitchum, John Anthony Hayes, Roger Davis, Catherine McLeod
Murray Rose, David Cadiente, Mark LeBuse, Paul Tremaine, John Kennell, Yankee Chang

West Coast surf culture. A group of surfers go to Hawaii to get some surfing practice and find themselves some girls . . .     You Tube

Looking For Love Don Weis
Euterpe / Framnet / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Connie Francis, Jim Hutton, Susan Oliver, Joby Baker, Barbara Nichols, Johnny Carson
George Hamilton, Yvette Mimieux, Paula Prentiss, Danny Thomas, Charles Lane, Pat Priest
Joan Marshall, Jesse White, Madge Blake, Jay C. Flippen, Stanley Adams, Bunny Bishop

A talented girl can't decide between marriage and showbiz. She decides on marriage and then gets thrown into showbiz by accident.    You Tube

Rhythm'n'Greens Christopher Miles
ABPC / Inter-State Films / Grade Organisation
Robert Morley, Hank B. Marvin, Brian Bennett, Bruce Welch, John Rostill, Joan Palethorpe
Sally Bradley, Audrey Bayley, Wendy Barry

A short, thirty two-minute musical, partly filmed in mediaeval costume, from which an E.P. was produced by The Shadows. Robert Morley narrates the history of England via a series of songs and skits.    You Tube
Spies A-Go-Go (The Nasty Rabbit) James Landis
Rushmore Productions

Michael Terr, Arch Hall Jr., Liz Renay, Arch Hall Sr., Hal Bizzy, Jack Little, Ray Vegas
John Akana, Sharon Ryker, Hal Bokar, Richard Kiel, László Kovács, George J. Morgan

Russian spies secretly infect rabbits with a deadly bacteria, then let them loose in the USA
  You Tube
Swinging UK

Swinging U.K. Frank Gilpin
Harold Baim Film Productions

The Cockneys, The Migil 5, The Four Pennies, Alan Freeman, Kent Walton, Brian Matthew
The Merseybeats, Brian Poole and The Tremeloes, Millie, The Wackers, The Tornados
Lulu and The Luvvers, The AppleJacks.

A 29 minute short in RCA Mono, Eastmancolor. Footage from this was used in the compilation movie 'Go-Go Big Beat'. Released in July 1964 this was the first colour 'music video' for cinema. Eleven music tracks from 'Top of the Pops were presented by Alan Freeman, Kent Walton and Brian Matthew;


What's Happening! The Beatles In The U.S.A. Albert Maysles, David Maysles
Maysles Films Inc

The Beatles: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr; Brian Epstein
Cynthia Lennon, Mal Evans, Murray the 'K'

A 55-minute unscripted T.V. film documentary of the Fab Four's first 5-day U.S.tour. "It's a funny place, this America", says Paul. The release was largely overshadowed by the release of 'A Hard Day's Night' very soon after.

U.K. Swings Again Frank Gilpin
Harold Baim Film Productions

The Animals, The Applejacks, Brian Poole and The Tremeloes, The Cockneys, The Hollies
The Four Pennies, Lulu and The Luvvers, The Merseybeats, Millie, The Magil 5, The Wackers
The Swinging Blue Jeans, The Tornadoes, Alan Freeman, Ken Walton, Brian Matthew

This short sequel to 'Swinging U.K.' features ten music tracks by various artists, introduced by the three deejays. Some of this footage was also used in the 'Go-Go Big Beat' compilation.

  Gone With The Wave Phil Wilson
Wilson Film Productions   

Narrated by Johnny Magnus with a musical score by Lalo Schiffrin and Stanley Wilson
An obscure surf movie directed by the son of Universal music director Stanley Wilson. Lalo Schifrin accepted the invitiation to score son Phil's picture, and recorded 31 minutes of compositions with a West Coast jazz band. The film barely distributed but the soundtrack is considered a classic. The film features footage of surfing greats Dewey Weber, Johnny Fain, Butch Linden, Phil Wilson, Paul Strauch Jr., Fred Hemmings, Buzzy Trent, Paul Gebaurer and Jeff Hackman
.   You Tube

It's All Over Town Douglas Hickox
Delmore Film Production

Frankie Vaughan, Lance Percival, William Rushton, Acker Bilk and His Paramount Jazz Band, The Springfields, April Olrich, Jan and Kelly, Ingrid Anthofer, The Paul Raymond Bunnies, The Bachelors, Alan Davison, Stephen Jack, The Hollies, Clodagh Rodgers, Ivor Cutler, Wayne Gibson with The Dynamic Sounds, Maxwell Craig, Patricia Hayes, Martin Lyder, Alf Mangan, Alf Mangan, Caroline Maudling, Joe Phelps, Paul Raymond, Ivan Santon
A theatre electrician visits the London nightspots and meets all sorts of show people, but wakes up to find it is all a dream. Notable only for the Hollies and Dusty Springfield.
Dance Craze Bill Rebane
Jack Lieb Productions / Independent Artists

Sig Sakowicz, Sandra Keto, Frank DeSanti, Ral Donner, Jim Featherstone, Lee Taylor
The Millionaires

Some sources state this short film as a 1962 production.
Short (15 minutes) Twist dance craze vehicle. Arguably, this and 'Twist Craze' may be two different cuts of the same original footage. There are certainly similarities in the title sequences.
Sound Of A City Narrated by Tim Turner
Rank Organisation Special Features Division

A short 10 minute documentary 'Look at Life' film on Merseybeat which has action from The Swinging Blue Jeans, The Zephyrs and The Aces and some good shots inside The Cavern and other classic venues. There is also some interesting studio footage from Ready Steady Go! The script was written by Lance Comfort.    Facebook video

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