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Ferry Cross The Mersey

United Artists

Jeremy Summers

Gerry and The Pacemakers, Cilla Black, Jimmy Savile, Deryck Guyler, Patricia Lawrence
Julie Samuel, Margaret Nolan, The Fourmost, The Blackwells, Earl Royce and The Olympics
The Black Knights, The Koobas

Youth culture musical. A local pop group takes part in a 'battle of the bands', eventually beating the 'bad' guys, The Blackwells, who sported bleached blond hair. The end song, played over the credits was
'It's Gonna Be Alright'

Kimberley Jim

Emil Nofal / Jamie Uys

Emil Nofal

Jim Reeves, Madeleine Usher, Clive Parnell, Arthur Swemmer, Vonk DeRidder, Tromp Terreblanche
Mike Holt, Dawid Van Der Walt, Ruth Neethling, George Moore, Freddie Prozesky
Don Leonard, Morris Blake

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

What's New Pussycat?

United Artists / Famous Artists

Clive Donner

Peter O'Toole, Peter Sellers, Woody Allen, Ursula Andress, Romy Schneider, Capucine, Paula Prentiss

Swinging Sixties culture. A fashion editor is 'plagued' by beautiful girls. General sixties background music

Village Of The Giants

Berkeley Productions / Embassy Pictures Corporation / Joseph E.Levine

Bert I.Gordon

Tommy Kirk, Beau Bridges, Ron Howard, Joy Harman, Johnny Crawford, Vicki London, Toni Basil
Freddy Cannon

Beach culture 'sci-fi' movie, based on the H.G.Wells story
'Food Of The Gods', with general West coast music soundtrack

The Beatles At Shea Stadium

NEMS Enterprises / SubaFilms

Dick Fontaine

Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

48 minute documentary film of The Beatles' legendary American concert

Catch Us If You Can ( Having A Wild Weekend )

Anglo Amalgamated / Bruton

John Boorman

The Dave Clark Five, Barbara Ferris, David Lodge, Robin Bailey, Yootha Joyce

Youth culture pop music vehicle for The Dave Clark Five.
A stuntman, played by Dave Clark, and a model ( Barbara Ferris ) cut out of an advertising shoot and disappear on a trip around the country. They stick together despite several disagreements and eventually find that the 'story' of their travels has been made a part of the advertising campaign that they had been so keen to escape from in the first place

A Swingin' Summer

United Screen Arts

Robert Sparr

James Stacy, William Wellman Jr, Quinn O'Hara, Martin West, Mary Mitchel, Raquel Welch, Allan Jones

Musical pop movie.
A film that gets away from the 'beach' fixation of the time - a story about a group of college friends, two guys and a girl who spend their summer trying to becoming concert promoters at a lakeside mountain resort, succeeding in bringing in some headline pop sounds. As well as the lovely Quinn O'Hara, the film featured Raquel Welch in her first starring role.

Artists: Gypsy Boots, Jody Miller, The Rip Chords, Donnie Brooks
The Righteous Brothers, Gary Lewis and The Playboys

The Monkey's Uncle

Walt Disney

Robert Stevenson

Tommy Kirk, Annette Funicello, The Beach Boys, Cheryl Miller, Leon Tyler, Leon Ames, Gage Clark

Beach culture 'sci-fi' movie.
The sequel to 'The Misadventures of Merlin Jones' (1964)

not from film

Dateline Diamonds

Rank / Viscount

Jeremy Summers

Ronald Bridges, Anna Carteret, Kenneth Cope, Vanda Godsell, David Kirk, Gertan Klauber
Patsy Rowlands, Tony Windsor

Pop culture adventure involving the offshore RADIO LONDON
'pirate' radio station with great location shots
Artists: The Chantelles, Kiki Dee and soundtrack by The Small Faces

The Pleasure Girls

Compton Tekli

Gerry O'Hara

Ian McShane, Francesca Annis, Tony Tanner, Klaus Kinski, Mark Eden, Suzanna Leigh

Youth culture. All about some girl flatmates and their boyfriend trouble

Seaside Swingers ( Every Day's A Holiday )

Maycroft / Fitzroy / Grand National

James Hill

Mike Sarne, John Leyton, Ron Moody, Liz Fraser, Grazina Frame, Susan Baker, Jennifer Baker
Nicholas Parsons, Michael Ripper, Hazel Hughes, Richard O'Sullivan, Peter Gilmore
Freddie and The Dreamers, The Mojos, The Leroys

Pop musical movie story based around a youth talent show


Anglo-Amalgamated / Vic Films / Appia

John Schlesinger

Julie Christie, Dirk Bogarde, Laurence Harvey, Roland Curram, Alex Scott, Basil Henson, Pauline Yates

A cinematic look at Swinging Sixties middle-class culture love lives
with soundtrack by Johnny Dankworth

Gonks Go Beat

Anglo Amalgamated / Titan Film Productions
8,225 ft   Eastman Colour   92minutes

Produced by Peter Newbrook and Robert Hartford-Davis
Directed by Robert Hartford-Davis

Kenneth Connor, Frank Thornton, Barbara Brown, Iain Gregory, Terry Scott, Jerry Desmonde, Reginald Beckwith, Gary Cockrell, Arthur Mullard, Pamela Donald, Gillian French, Gabriella Lewis, Pamela Oswald

On hearing of a somewhat turbulent social situation on planet Earth, the 'Great Galaxian' summons a Metorian ambassador for a special mission to restore peace and friendship on this planet of unrest. To his horror, Galaxian finds that the only ambassador available for the task is Wilco Roger, a rather unorthodox character who sports a disgraceful record of incompetence. Nevertheless, Wilco must achieve complete success in this duty or, by way of punishment, spend the rest of his days in exile on the dreaded planet Gonk!

Wilco ponders his fate and accepts the challenge along with a ban on the use of his supernatural powers (he can appear and exit in a puff of smoke), except in the case of extreme emergency. Arriving on Earth, Wilco soon realises the causes of unrest in the form of an all-out war between the two communities of Beatland and Balladisle, with music at the root of their mutual dislike. Some play ballads, others play beat, but both sides insist that their music is tops! A certain Mr. A&R who presides over an annual music contest between the beat groups of Beatland and the ballad singers of Balladisle has, in an effort to appease the two islands, declared the contest a draw for the past three years, but this has only succeeded in aggravating the situation.

Wilco Roger has, however, thought of a better idea to bring unity and tolerance to the two rival lands and decides to take a leaf from the works of William Shakespeare in the form of a Romeo and Juliet plot involving Steve, a prominent Beatlander, and Helen, the daughter of Balladisle's Prime Minister! Finally resorting to his supernatural powers, Wilco manoeuvres a successful and happy ending to his desperate efforts, but not before he experiences a hectic 'battle of music' and hears a host of rousing musical numbers from the two most 'with it' groups and singers ever to inhabit planet Earth.

Music by:
Lulu and The Luvvers - 'Choc Ice' and 'The Only One', The Nashville Teens - 'Poor Boy', Elaine and Derek - 'Broken Pieces'
The Graham Bond Organisation - 'Harmonica', Alan David - 'Love Is A Dream', The Long And The Short - 'Love Is A Funny Thing'
The Trolls, Ray Lewis and The Trekkers, The Vacqueros - 'Battle Music', The Vacqueros, The Trolls - 'Burn Up'
Ray Lewis and The Trekkers - 'As Young As You Are', 8 Drummers - 'Drum Battle', Iain Gregory - 'In Love With You Today'
Barbara Brown - 'Penny For Your Thoughts', Studio Orchestra - 'Gonks Go Beat'
Iain Gregory, Barbara Brown and all the Groups - 'Takes Two To Make Love'


United Artists / Walter Shenson / Suba Films

Dick Lester

The Beatles, Leo McKern, Eleanor Bron, Victor Spinetti

Pop movie with a crazy story built around the music of the 'Fab Four'.
Originally titled 'Eight Arms To Hold You'

not from film

I've Gotta Horse ( Wonderful Day )

Windmill / Larry Parnes

Kenneth Hume

Billy Fury, Amanda Barrie, Tom Bowman, Bill Fraser, Peter Gilmore
Jon Pertwee, Michael Medwin, The Bachelors, The Gamblers

Pop musical based on youth culture, a movie vehicle for ballad king and rock'n'roller Billy

Pop Gear ( GoGo Mania )

Associated British Pictures

Frederick Goode

Pop 'documentary' film hosted by Jimmy Savile ( pic )

Artists: The Rockin' Berries, Billie Davis, Matt Monro, The Animals
The Nashville Teens, The Fourmost, Billy J. Kramer and The Dakotas
The Spencer Davis Group, Sounds Incorporated, Susan Maughan
The Beatles, Herman's Hermits, The Honeycombs, The Four Pennies
Peter and Gordon, Tommy Quickly and The Remo Four ( pic )

When The Boys Meet The Girls

United Artists / MGM / Four Leaf

Alvin Ganzer

Connie Francis, Harve Presnell, Sue Ane Langdon, Pepper Davis
Tony Reese, Domingo Samudio

Pop musical in which Connie and her father open a new night club.
Artists featured include Herman's Hermits, Liberace, Louis Armstrong
Sam the Sham and The Pharaohs

Three Hats For Lisa

Seven Hills Productions / Jack Hanbury / Pathe / Warner Brothers

Sidney Hayers

Joe Brown and The Bruvvers, Sid James, Sophie Hardy, Una Stubbs, Dave Nelson, Peter Bowles
Eric Barker, Josephine Blake
, Seymour Green, Jeremy Lloyd, Michael Brennan, Howard Douglas
Dickie Owen, Norman Mitchell, Arnold Bell, Barrie Gosney

Youth culture musical comedy. Odd sort of episodic film in which Joe Brown stars as 'Johnny Howjego'.
Joe Brown and Una Stubbs are thrilled to meet their favourite Italian film star and end up spending a day showing her about 60s London and helping to collect an assortment of unusual headgear
- a bobby's helmet, a businessman's bowler and the bearskin of a palace guard.
Sid James sings the unforgettable ditty 'Bermondsey'!

Up Jumped a Swagman

Associated British Pictures / Ivy

Christopher Miles

Frank Ifield, Suzy Kendall

Musical story vehicle for talented antipodean crooner Frank

Beach Ball

Paramount Pictures

Lennie Weinrib

Ed Byrnes, Chris Noel, Robert Logan, Aron Kincaid

Beach culture pop music movie featuring performances from
Diana Ross and The Supremes, The Four Seasons
The Righteous Brothers, The Hondells, The Walker Brothers

The Knack ( . . . and How To Get It)

United Artists / Woodfall

Richard Lester

Michael Crawford, Ray Brooks, Rita Tushingham, Donal Donnelly

Swinging London youth culture comedy.
An innocent young man (Michael Crawford), unlucky with women, takes lessons in romantic
conquest from his charismatic roommate (Ray Brooks) - then both men face off in competition
over a willing young woman (Rita Tushingham).

Be My Guest

Three Kings

Lance Comfort

David Hemmings, Steven Marriott, John Pike, Andrea Monet
Ivor Salter, Anna King, Avril Angers, Joyce Blair, Jerry Lee Lewis
The Nashville Teens, David Healy, Tony Wager, Robin Stewart
Monica Evans, The Zephyrs, Kenny and The Wranglers, The Niteshades

Musical drama movie in which a young man's family takes over a guest house and he discovers a plot to mount a phony music competition


Chrislaw Productions

Don Weis

Patty Duke, Jim Backus, Jane Greer, Warren Berlinger, Billy DeWolfe
Charles Lane, Dick Sargent, Susan Seaforth Hayes, Ted Bessell
Richard Deacon, Bobby Diamond, Michael Fox, Clive Clerk
Harlan Warde, Jean MacRae

American college culture movie with music, based on the Broadway show 'Time Out For Ginger'. A tomboy (and singer) is put into the all-male track team and proceeds to beat the lot of them in between singing engagements

Wild On The Beach ( Beach House Party )( Frenesi A Go-Go )

20th Century Fox

Maury Dexter

Frankie Randall, Sherry Jackson, Jackie Miller
Russ Bender, Cindy Malone

Beach culture movie with music.
A boy and a girl fight over a beach hut and end up falling in love
Artists: Sandy Nelson, Sonny and Cher ( Cher's screen debut )

The Girls On The Beach

Paramount Pictures

William Witney

Lori Saunders, Noreen Corcoran, Martin West, Linda Marshall
Steven Rodgers, Ahna Capri, Nancy Spry

American youth culture pop musical.
The girls of Alpha Beta organise a concert to save their sorority house. Featured artists are The Crickets, The Beach Boys, Lesley Gore

Bunny Lake Is Missing

Columbia Pictures Corporation

Otto Preminger

Keir Dullea, Carol Lynley, Lucie Mannheim, Noel Coward
Delphi Lawrence, Martita Hunt, Anna Massey, Jill Melford
Laurence Olivier, Victor Maddern, Clive Revill, Suzanne Neve
Damaris Hayman, Adrienne Corri, Kika Markham, Jane Evers
John Sharp, Geoffrey Frederick, Patrick Jordan, Percy Herbert
Michael Wynne, Fred Emney, Bill Maxam, Finlay Currie, Tim Brinton
Richard Wattis, David Oxley, Megs Jenkins

Main line mystery movie, with a heavyweight all-star cast, about the apparent disappearance of a schoolgirl. The film includes an appearance by good ol' St.Albans group The Zombies, who are Rod Argent, Paul Atkinson, Colin Blunstone, Hugh Grundy and Chris White, playing themselves

Ski Party


Alan Rafkin

Frankie Avalon, Dwayne Hickman, Deborah Walley, Yvonne Craig
Robert Q. Lewis, Bobbi Shaw, Aron Kincaid, Steve Rogers
Patti Chandler, Michael Nader, Salli Sachse, John Boyer, Mikki Jamison
Mickey Dora, Mary Hughes

American West Coast culture musical.
'It's where the HE's meet the SHE's on SKIS
and there's only one way to get warm
What is more or less the 'Beach Party' crowd go on a college skiing weekend. Musical appearances supplied by Lesley Gore and also
James Brown and The Famous Flames

Beloved Invaders


George M. Reid

Don Wilson, Bob Bogle, Nokie Edwards

Documentary music film on performances during The Ventures' tour of Japan at the time of recording their album 'The Ventures On Stage'

not from film

Cuckoo Patrol

Grand National Pictures Inc

Duncan Wood

Freddie Garrity, Roger Avon, Peter Birrell, Michael Brennan
Anthony Buckingham, Ernest Clark, Kenneth Connor, Dan Cornwall
Roy Crewsdon, Basil Dignam, Bennie Dwyer, Joe Gibbons, Jack Lambert
John LeMesurier, Victor Maddern, Lew Marco, Neil McCarthy
Arthur Mullard, Victor Platt, Dominic Pye, Derek Quinn
John Ross, Bill Turney, Vic Wise

Comedy musical film - no details at present

Sting Of Death

Essen Productions

William Grefe

Neil Sedaka, Joe Morrison, Valerie Hawkins, John Castle
Blanche Devereaux, Lois Etelman, Tony Gulliver, Doug Hobart
Sandy Lee Kane, Judy Lee, Deanna Lund, Jack Nagle
Barbara Paridon, Ron Pinchbeck

Horror / Sci-fi movie set in the Florida everglades notable for a singing appearance by Neil Sedaka

Winter A Go-Go

Columbia Pictures Corporation

Richard Benedict

James Stacy, William Wellman Jr, Beverly Adams, Anthony Hayes
Jill Donohue, Tom Nardini, Duke Hobbie, Julie Parrish, Nancy Czar
Joni Lyman, Linda Rogers, Judy Parker, Bob Kanter
Walter Maslow, H. T. Tsiang

American youth culture movie in the 'Ski-party' genre i.e. Beach Party with more clothes on. A group of young people restore and operate a
run-down ski lodge.
Music from The Reflections, The Nooney Rickett Four and Joni Lyman

Ballad In Blue ( Blues For Lovers )

20th Century Fox

Paul Henreid

Ray Charles, Tom Bell, Mary Peach, Dawn Addams, Piers Bishop
Betty McDowall, Lucy Appleby, Joe Adams, Robert Lee Ross
Anne Padwick, Monika Henreid, Brendan Agnew
Vernon Hayden, Leo McCabe

Drama film with Charles playing himself in a story concerning a blind child. Lots of his hits in this movie

More 1965 films which I plan to expand upon in future updates. Any pictures or info you have on these would be most welcome!

The Playgirl Killer
Appearances by Neil Sedaka and The Playboys

Venus In Furs
Underground film with Lou Reed

Primitive London
Swingin' London documentary style 81 minute culture film hampered by editing problems, with a brief appearance by
Billy J. Kramer and The Dakotas. Directed by Arnold Louis Miller and starring Macdonald Hobley.
David Gell is the talkative narrator, with incidental music by Basil Kirchin.
Interviews with beatniks, mods and rockers give some insight into the style and social life of the swinging sixties.
A baby is born, youths shop for the latest fashions, scenes from a Turkish bath and a tattoo parlour, parties,
and the making of a television commercial are seemingly randomly included.

Pat Boone

Rat Pfink A-Boo-Boo
Ron Haydock

Daytona Beach Weekend
Features Del Shannon


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