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Summer Holiday

Associated British Pictures / Ivy

Peter Yates

Cliff Richard and The Shadows, Lauri Peters, Melvyn Hayes, Una Stubbs, Teddy Green, Ron Moody
Lionel Murton, Pamela Hart, Jeremy Bulloch, Jacqueline Daryl, Madge Ryan, Christine Lawson
David Kossoff, Wendy Barrie, Nicholas Phipps

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


Hootenanny Hoot

United Artists / MGM

Gene Nelson

Judy Henske, Pamela Austin, Joby Baker, Johnny Cash, George Hamilton, Sheb Woolley

Musical comedy about a college show brought to TV.
You may also remember Sheb Woolley for his part in the classic TV series 'Rawhide'

Follow The Boys

MGM / Franmet

Richard Thorpe

Connie Francis, Paula Prentiss, Dany Robin, Russ Tamblyn, Richard Long

American youth culture musical.
A group of girls follow their boys, based on a Navy ship, around the coast

Saturday Night Out

Robert Hartford-Davis

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

Many well-known artists in this Pop music film, a 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

What A Crazy World

Associated British Pathe / Capricorn

Michael Carreras

Joe Brown, Marty Wilde, Susan Maughan, Harry H. Corbett, Avis Bunnage, Michael Ripper

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. Gorgeous Susan Maughan co-stars as his long-suffering girl

The Leather Boys

British Lion / Garrick

Sidney J.Furie

Rita Tushingham, Dudley Sutton, Colin Campbell, Gladys Henson

Working-class youth culture on the Biker fringe. Social drama which examines class and personal relationships

The Young Swingers

20th Century Fox

Maury Dexter

Rod Lauren, Molly Bee, Gene McDaniels, Jack Larson, Karen Gunderson
John Merritt, Jo Helton, Justin Smith, Jerry Summers, Jack Younger

Musical 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. The film features music by The Sherwood Singers

It's All Happening

British Lion Films / Magna / KNP

Don Sharp

Tommy Steele, Angela Douglas, Michael Medwin, Bernard Bresslaw, Jean Harvey, Walter Hudd
John Barry, The Clyde Valley Stompers, Russ Conway, Carol Deene, Shane Fenton and The Fentones Dick Kallman, Johnny DeLittle, Geoff Love, Marion Ryan, The George Mitchell Show

Youth culture musical comedy in which a talent scout branches out and becomes a pop star himself

Palm Springs Weekend

Warner

Norman Taurog

Troy Donahue, Ty Hardin, Connie Stevens, Stefanie Powers, Robert Conrad, Jack Weston
Andrew Duggan

American west coast youth culture comedy directed by Norman Taurog who also did Elvis films

The Party's Over

Tricastle

Guy Hamilton

Oliver Reed, Eddie Albert, Ann Lynn, Louise Sorel

Swinging London beatnik culture, a downbeat drama where
an American girl becomes involved with a bunch of London youths
and inevitably ends up the worse for it

Live It Up ( Sing And Swing )

Universal Pictures / Three Kings

Lance Comfort

Anthony Ashdown, David Bauer, Heinz Burt, David 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

Fun but predictable musical comedy film about a group of guys who form a combo and, naturally, make a hit record

Bye Bye Birdie

Columbia / Fred Kohlmar / George Sidney

George Sidney

Janet Leigh, Dick Van Dyke, Maureen Stapleton, Ann-Margret, Bobby Rydell, Jessie Pearson
Ed Sullivan

American youth culture pop musical showcasing the story around a pop star's last show before he joins the army

A Place To Go

British Lion / Excalibur

Basil Dearden

Rita Tushingham, Mike Sarne, Doris Hare, John Slater, Bernard Lee, Barbara Ferris, Roy Kinnear

Mike Sarne is joined by well-known names in an urban low-life crime story




Just For Fun

Amicus / Columbia Pictures Corporation

Gordon Flemyng

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

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


Ronnie Carroll

Blind Corner ( Man In The Dark )

Produced by Tom Blakeney

Lance Comfort

Ronnie Carroll, Alexander Davion, Mark Eden, Barbara Shelley
Elizabeth Shepherd, Marianne Stone

Storyline unknown.
Starring appearance for popular Sixties singer Ronnie Carroll
who was at one time married to Millicent Martin



More 1963 films which I plan to expand upon in future updates. Any pictures or info you have on these would be most welcome!


The Cool Mikado
John Barry Seven

D'Ou Viens-Tu Johnny
Musical vehicle for French pop singer Johnny Halliday

The World's Greatest Sinner
Soundtrack score by Frank Zappa

The Beatles Come To Town
Colour newsreel footage of a Beatles concert in Manchester, including backstage shots

A Swingin' Affair
Features Dick Dale and The Deltones



 





  
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