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Adam Faith
not from film

What A Whopper

Regal International Films

Gilbert Gunn

Harold Berens, Adam Faith, Wilfrid Brambell, Clive Dunn, Archie Duncan, Marie France
Charles Hawtrey, Terence Longdon, Spike Milligan, Lance Percival, Lloyd Reckord, Molly Weir
Terry Scott, Ewan Roberts

A British comedy film with an all-star cast, including Adam Faith, 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

Babes In Toyland

Walt Disney

Jack Donohue

Ray Bolger, Tommy Sands, Annette Funicello, Tommy Kirk, Gene Sheldon, Henry Calvin, Ed Wynn
Kevin Corcoran,

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

Spare The Rod

British Lion / Bryanston / Weyland

Leslie Norman

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 'To Sir With Love'

The Right Approach


David Butler

Frankie Vaughan, Martha Hyer, Juliet Prowse, Gary Crosby, David MacLean, Jesse White, Jane Withers

Frankie's brief encounter with the Hollywood film world.
An opportunist tries for stardom

Too Late Blues


John Cassavetes

Stella Stevens, Bobby Darin, John Cassavetes, Everett Chambers, Nick Dennis, Rupert Crosse
Vince Edwards

Early Sixties jazz. A jazz musician gets involved with a neurotic girl

Love In A Goldfish Bowl

Paramount Pictures

Jack Sher

Fabian, Tommy Sands, Jan Sterling, Toby Michaels

Beach culture movie set in Honolulu with surf music background

A Taste Of Honey

British Lion / Bryanston / Woodfall

Tony Richardson

Rita Tushingham, Dora Bryan, Murray Melvin, Robert Stephens, Paul Danquah

Northern working-class comedy drama examining the new Sixties sexual enlightenment

Hey, Let's Twist !

Paramount Pictures

Greg Garrison

Jo-Ann Campbell, Kay Armen, Hope Hampton, Joey Dee and The Starliters, Teddy Randazzo

The story of 'The Peppermint Lounge' at the height of 'The Twist' craze

Swingin' Along ( Double Trouble )

20th Century Fox

Charles Barton

Tommy Noonan, Peter Marshall, Barbara Eden, Ray Charles, Roger Williams, Bobby Vee
Connie Gilchrist, Carol Christensen, Alan Carney, Mike Mazurki, Tommy Farrell, Leonard Bremen
Sandra Warner, Terry Miele, Art Baker

Musical film about the problems of an aspiring pop music composer

Gidget Goes Hawaiian

Columbia Pictures Corporation

Paul Wendkos

James Darren, Michael Callan, Deborah Walley, Carl Reiner, Peggy Cass, Eddie Foy Jr
Jeff Donnell, Vicki Trickett, Joby Baker, Don Edmonds, Bart Patton, Jan Conaway, Robin Lory
Arnold Merritt, Terry Huntingdon

Beach culture movie with music, a sequel to the 1959 movie 'Gidget' which was considered to be the forerunner for all the Sixties 'beach' films. Francis ( Deborah Walley ) is less than happy when her parents want her to go on holiday to Hawaii with them as she will be unable to hang out with her beloved Moondoggie, played by James Darren. The film spawned another sequel in 1963 titled 'Gidget Goes To Rome'

The Two Little Bears

20th Century Fox

Randall Hood

Eddie Albert, Jane Wyatt, Soupy Sales, Butch Patrick, Donnie Carter, Jimmy Boyd, Nancy Kulp
Theodore Marcuse, Milton Parsons, James Maloney, Emory Parnell, Jack Finch, Opal Euard
Jack Lester, Richard Alden, Charlene Brooks, Brenda Lee

Comedy film notable only for Brenda Lee singing and the number of Sixties American television personalities appearing. A school principal discovers that his two boys are using a magic cream to change themselves into playful bears at night-time. Who thought that one up?

Twist Around The Clock

Columbia / Sam Katzman

Oscar Rudolph

Chubby Checker, John Cronin, Mary Mitchell, The Marcels, Dion, Vicki Spencer, Clay Cole

Twist musical. A manager discovers a small-town dance and promotes it nation-wide

All Night Long


Basil Dearden

Richard Attenborough, Betsy Blair, Marti Stevens, Keith Michell, Patrick McGoohan, Bernard Braden

Musical version of Othello
Artists: Dave Brubeck and various other jazz artists

More 1961 films which I plan to expand upon in future updates. Any pictures or info you have on these would be most welcome!

Mix Me A Person
Drama starring Adam Faith

Twist All Night
Dance Craze film featuring Louis Prima

Twist Craze
An eight minute promotional demo of how the dance should be done

Come September
Bobby Darin

Barefoot Adventure
Bruce Brown surfing documentary with music by Bud Shank


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