The Young Ones ( Wonderful To Be Young )

Associated British Pictures

Sidney J.Furie

Cliff Richard and The Shadows, Robert Morley, Carole Grey
Richard O'Sullivan, Melvyn Hayes, Gerald Harper

Pop musical based on youth culture.
A show is organised to save a youth club from demolition

Play It Cool

Lynx Films Ltd

Michael Winner

Billy Fury and The Tornadoes, Ray Brooks, Bernie Winters
Richard Wattis, Michael Anderson Jr, Monty Landis, Felicity Young
Anna Palk, Danny Williams, Shane Fenton and The Fentones, Bobby Vee
Helen Shapiro, Jimmy Crawford, Lionel Blair and his Dancers

Youth culture musical about the adventures of a pop group involved with a runaway heiress as they search through Soho trying to find her two-timing boyfriend

The Teenage Millionaire

United Artists

Lawrence Doheny

Chubby Checker, Jimmy Clanton, Dion DiMucci
Maurice Gosfield, Sid Gould, Rocky Graziano, Marv Johnson
Bill Black's Combo, Jackie Wilson

A teenager, with a millionaire father who owns a radio station,
becomes a pop star

Disneyland After Dark

Walt Disney Productions

Louis Armstrong, Bobby Rydell, Annette Funicello,Kid Ory
and The Osmonds

Teenagers horse around on the attractions in this
promotional fun film made for television

One Man's Challenge


Dale Smallin

John Danglius, Roger Christian, Johnny Crawford

West coast culture film about the teen surf explosion in the Los Angeles area. Essentially it can be described as a step by step instructional film on how to form a teenage surf club. Artists featured are The Genteels, The Beach Boys and The Surfaris

Band Of Thieves


Peter Bezencenet

Acker Bilk, Maudie Edwards, Peter Haigh, Charmian Innes
Jennifer Jayne, Arthur Mullard, Norrie Paramor

Music-based crime story

It's Trad Dad ( Ring-A-Ding Rhythm )


Richard Lester

Helen Shapiro, Craig Douglas, Chubby Checker, Gene Vincent
Del Shannon, John Leyton, The Brook Brothers, Gary U.S. Bonds
Gene McDaniels, Chris Barber and his Jazz Band, Ottilie Patterson
Mr Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band, The Temperance Seven,
Bob Wallis and his Storyville Jazzmen, Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
Terry Lightfoot
and his Jazz Band, Alan Freeman, Arnold Diamond
Arthur Mullard, Bruce Lacey, David Jacobs, Derek Nimmo
Deryck Guyler, Felix Felton, Frank Thornton, Hugh Lloyd
Mario Fabrizi, Peter Murray, Ronnie Stevens, The Paris Sisters
Sounds Incorporated, The Dukes of Dixieland, Timothy Bateson
Musical Direction by Norrie Paramor

Youth culture musical.
Helen and Craig organise a music show

The Main Attraction

Seven Arts

Daniel Petrie

Pat Boone, Mai Zetterling, Nancy Kwan, Yvonne Mitchell
John LeMesurier

Circus-based love story with easy listening pop music

A Kind Of Loving

Anglo-Amalgamated / Waterhall / Vic Films

John Schlesinger

Alan Bates, June Ritchie, Thora Hird, Bert Palmer, Gwen Nelson

Northern urban working-class culture melodrama

Paul Anka - not from film

Lonely Boy ( Paul Anka '62 )

National Film Board Of Canada

Wolf Koenig and Roman Kroitor

Biographical film tracing the career of Paul Anka who stars

Tornados - not from film

Farewell Performance


Robert Tronson

Heinz Burt, The Tornados, David Kernan, Delphi Lawrence
Frederick Jaeger, Derek Francis, Alfred Burke, John Kelland
Toni Gilpin, James Copeland, Ron Perry

Crime thriller movie with musical cameos, notably the late, great Heinz

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Some People

AIP / Vic Films

Clive Donner

Kenneth More, Ray Brooks, Annika Wills, David Andrews, Angela Douglas
David Hemmings, Fanny Carby, Harry M. Corbett, Richard Davis
Frankie Dymon, Fred Ferris, Michael Gwynn, Cyril Luckham
Kenneth C. Moore, Timothy Nightingale, Dean Webb

Youth culture with music by Ron Grainer and Johnny Worth. Instead of hanging about with the gangs on motorcycles a group of four teenage layabouts are kept out of trouble by being persuaded to form a pop group. Features an appearance by instrumental group The Eagles

Don't Knock The Twist

Columbia Pictures Corporation

Oscar Rudolph

Chubby Checker, Gene Chandler, Vic Dana, Linda Scott, Lang Jefferies

Twist craze vehicle. A TV executive puts together a 'Twist Spectacular' to beat rivals

The Boys

Gala / Columbia

Sidney J.Furie

Richard Todd, Robert Morley, Felix Aylmer, Dudley Sutton
Robert Lacey, Jess Conrad, Wilfrid Brambell

General Sixties culture film in which four youths from London's East End are put on trial at the Old Bailey for for killing a garage attendant. Because of their teddy boy clothes people assume the worst and the prosecution argues accordingly. The film balances this with an excellent case from the defence counsel. The setting is authentic and the film presents a serious examination of British justice in the light of the controversy surrounding capital punishment at that time, leading to the eventual abolition of the death penalty in 1965.
Memorable soundtrack music by The Shadows

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