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Hank B. Marvin
of The Shadows
not from film

Finders Keepers

United Artists / Interstate

Sidney Hayers

Cliff Richard and The Shadows, Robert Morley, Viviane Ventura, Peggy Mount
Graham Stark, John LeMesurier

Pop musical based on youth culture.
Unlikely but entertaining consequences when the boys find a 'lost' atom bomb and local lovely Viviane

Hold On! ( There's No Place Like Space )

Four Leaf / MGM

Arthur Lubin

Herman's Hermits, Shelley Fabares, Sue Ane Langdon, Herbert Anderson, Phil Arnold, John Hart

Pop vehicle for Peter Noone and the band, from which came a fairly good E.P.
The Top 10 hit single from the film was, unusually, not the title song.
While on tour in the USA, the boys might get a spacecraft named after them if they can
get to the launch area in time. . .

not from film

The Seekers At Home

E.M.I. Music ( Australia )

Judith Durham, Athol Guy, Keith Potger, Bruce Woodley

Musical semi-biography filmed on location in Australia at
Dandenong Ranges, Black Rock and Melbourne, Victoria

Wild, Wild Winter


Lennie Weinrib

Vicky Albright, Val Avery, Les Brown Jr, Gary Clarke, Don Edmonds, Steve Franken, James Frawley
Buck Holland, Suzie Kaye, Dick Miller, Chris Noel, Linda Rogers, Steve Rogers
Darryl Vaughan, James Wellman

Beach culture movie set on the ski slopes, similar in style to 'Ski Party'.
Crazy youth romances and goings-on, to music provided by Jay and The Americans,
Jackie and Gayle, The Beau Brummels and Dick & Dee Dee

Charlie Is My Darling

Andrew Loog Oldham

Produced for television in black and white by Andrew Loog Oldham in January 1966 from footage of the Stones' Irish tour in the autumn of 1965. Songs featured are 'Get Off My Cloud','Heart Of Stone','Play With Fire','Satisfaction','I'm Alright','The Last Time' and 'Maybe It's Because I'm A Londoner'. Interviews include sequences where Brian Jones discusses his fear of marriage, Charlie Watts speaks of his limitations as a musician and Mick Jagger does an impersonation of Elvis

Thunderbirds Are Go!

Century 21 Pictures

David Lane

No live acting cast

Puppet-based sci-fi adventure film.
Why is it here? It's notable for the appearance of Cliff Richard and The Shadows performing in puppet form as Cliff Richard 'Junior'. It was made into an E.P. ( now much sought-after ) with Cliff singing 'Shooting Star' and The Shadows performing 'Lady Penelope', 'Zero X' and 'Thunderbirds'. Some of the other character voices were provided by Bob Monkhouse, Shane Rimmer, Paul Maxwell and Ray Barrett

The Legend Of Bo Diddley

Gary Sherman

Short 16 minute documentary film featuring performances by Bo Diddley

Georgy Girl

Columbia / Everglades

Silvio Narizzano

James Mason, Lynn Redgrave, Charlotte Rampling, Alan Bates, Bill Owen
Clare Kelly, Rachel Kempson

Swinging London culture with general pop music background
Will Lynn Redgrave's 'Georgy Girl' find happiness with madcap Alan Bates or older gentleman
James Mason? Charlotte Rampling's wardrobe was designed by Mary Quant

John and Faith Hubley

Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass Double Feature

Paramount Pictures

John and Faith Hubley

Animated short film featuring the Herb Alpert sound.
John Hubley directs this animated film set to the music of two popular tunes
recorded by Herb Alpert and his Latin-flavored brass ensemble
"Spanish Flea" and "Tijuana Taxi"

Academy award winner - Best short subject (Cartoon)

The Road To Nashville

Richard Arlen

Country & Western documentary with performances from
Marty Robbins, Connie Smith, Johnny Cash, Hank Snow, The Stonemans
Dottie West, Porter Waggoner, Faron Young, The Kitty Wells Show
Webb Pierce, Bill Anderson, The Carter Family, Waylon Jennings
Lefty Frizzell, Norma Jean, Bill Phillips, The Osborne Brothers
and Margie Singleton. It was not released in the U.K. until 1973

The Pad And How To Use It


Brian C.Hutton

Brian Bedford, James Farentino, Julie Sommars, Edy Williams, Nick Navarro

American youth culture movie with many plot similarities to British film 'The Knack'
which was released the previous year

The Endless Summer

Bruce Brown Films / Columbia

Bruce Brown

Robert August, Mike Hynson, Bruce Brown

Surfing documentary with music. One of quite a few docu-drama films created by the 'trinity' of surf movie-makers Bruce Brown, Phil Wilson and Gregg Noll during the Sixties. This one is not just A surfing film but probably THE cult surfing film of all time. The semi-documentary with crazy, humorous narration by Bruce Brown contains fabulous surfing footage, tracing the travels of a pair of surfers as they follow the 'endless summer' of surf action across Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Hawaii and California to backing music by The Sandals and others


Chelsea Girls

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

Marie Mencken, Mary Woronov, Ultra Violet, Gerard Malanga, International Velvet, Ingrid Superstar
Mario Montez, Ondine, Eric Emerson, Nico, Viva, Brigid Polk

An episodic look at aspects of Sixties culture, shown on a split screen.
Warhol's strange girls and background music by The Velvet Underground

The Wild Angels


Roger Corman

Peter Fonda, Nancy Sinatra, Bruce Dern, Michael J. Pollard, Gayle Hunnicut

Hell's Angels and Biker culture 'cult' movie which was much-banned

The Girl-Getters ( The System )


Michael Winner

Oliver Reed, Julia Foster, Derek Nimmo, Jane Merrow, John Alderton, Stephanie Beaumont
Barbara Ferris, Ann Lynn, David Hemmings, Harry Andrews

Youth culture movie with soundtrack by The Searchers.
A group of local seaside boys mix with the tourists to pick up 'rich' girls

The Singing Nun


Henry Koster

Debbie Reynolds, Ricardo Montalban, Greer Garson, Chad Everett, Ricky Cordell, Katharine Ross
Michael Pate, Agnes Moorhead, Juanita Moore, Ed Sullivan, Nancy Walters, Marina Koshetz, Tom Drake

Musical bio-pic featuring 12 songs.
A film based on the life of the Belgian nun who had worldwide best-selling hits such as 'Soeur Sourire'

The Ghost In The Invisible Bikini

American International

Don Weis

Boris Karloff, Basil Rathbone, Patsy Kelly, Tommy Kirk, Deborah Walley, Aron Kincaid, Quinn O'Hara

Beach party - biker - Sixties youth culture - 'horror' movie.
Nope, I'm afraid I can't describe this film briefly, so click here for a more in-depth view

Sunshine Superman


This was a promo film for the record, made in Black and White, featuring Donovan
in a number of clips set to music. The various scenes included him petting a kitten,
playing with kites, making glasses with his hands and different poses in a doorway, with a cigarette.


Distributed by Winkler Film

Conrad Rooks

Jean-Louis Barrault, Conrad Rooks, Allen Ginsberg, Rita Renoir, Ravi Shankar, Paula Pritchett
Ornette Coleman , William S. Burroughs, Swami Satchidananda Moondog, Jill Lator, John Esam
Ed Sanders, The Fugs

Russell Hardwick's diary of a man's descent into alcoholism and drugs.
Winner of the Silver Lion, Venice Film Festival 1966. Semi-autobiographical surreal psychedelia
movie about a drug addict's attempt to kick the habit and his hallucinations during heroin withdrawal.
I hear it's pretty depressing stuff but with a good soundtrack

The Big T.N.T. Show

Larry Peerce

A documentary movie, hosted by David McCallum, on the follow-up concert to the T.A.M.I. Show of 1964

Artists include: Joan Baez, Ray Charles, Petula Clark, Bo Diddley, Donovan, John Sebastian
Roger Miller, The Byrds, The Lovin' Spoonful, The Ronettes, Ike and Tina Turner

Out Of Sight


Lennie Weinrib

Jonathan Daly, Karen Jensen, Robert Pine, Carol Shelyne, The Out Of Sight Girls, Wendy Wagner
Maggie Thrett, Deanna Lund, Rena Horton, Billy Curtis, Norman Grabowski

West coast culture spy spoof pop musical
( try saying that three times after a few pints!!! )
An evil scientist from F.L.U.S.H. is trying to blow up the world, but we are all saved by 'the girl with horn-rimmed glasses' from 'SHINDIG'.
Artists include The Turtles, The Knickerbockers, The Astronauts
Dobie Gray, Freddie and The Dreamers, Gary Lewis and The Playboys

The Ghost Goes Gear

Associated British Pathe

Hugh Gladwish

Steve Winwood, Spencer Davis

A strangely rare pop music movie in which a pop group turn a haunted house into a tourist attraction and hold a concert
Artists: The Spencer Davis Group , The M.6., Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band,
Dave Berry, St.Louis Union, The Lorne Gibson Trio , The Three Bells

Freddie Cannon
Freddie Cannon
not from film

Just For You ( Disk-O-Tek Holiday ) ( East Is East )

Distributed by Allied Artists

Vincent Scarza

Pop music vehicle featuring performances from The Applejacks
The Bachelors, Millie Small, Peter and Gordon, Louise Cordet
Freddie and The Dreamers and The Merseybeats, held together in a loose association
by the efforts of disc jockey Sam Costa. The American version of the film was edited and
sequences added featuring performances by The Chiffons, The Vagrants, Freddie Cannon
Casey Paxton and Catherine Quine, The Rockin' Ramrods

Annette Funicello

Fireball 500


William Asher

Julie Parrish, Frankie Avalon, Tex Armstrong, Fabian, Annette Funicello, Baynes Barron, Billy Breck
Linda Bent, Patti Chandler, Jo Collins

Another West Coast youth culture movie feature from the highly successful 'Beach Movies' stars and director. A young stock car racer unwittingly transports moonshine whiskey.
Music by The Don Randi Trio plus One

Blow Up

MGM / Carlo Ponti

Michaelangelo Antonioni

David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles, Jane Birkin

A quality, classic, Swinging Sixties culture and fashion movie.
The storyline concerns the effect on the life of a young fashion photographer who thinks he has witnessed a murder. The soundtrack is supplied by The Yardbirds and other artists

More 1966 films which I plan to expand upon in future updates. Any pictures or info you have on these would be most welcome!

What's Up Tiger Lily
The Lovin' Spoonful

After The Fox
Peter Sellers comedy with Sean Phillips. Title song by The Hollies

Made In U.S.A.
Marianne Faithfull

Skater Dater
Davie Allan and The Arrows

Battle Of The Mods
Ricky Shane

The Velvet Underground and Nico: A Symphony Of Sound
Andy Warhol's documentary footage of rehearsals at 'The Factory' including a police raid

A Degree of Murder
Soundtrack score by Brian Jones

Run With The Wind
The Nashville Teens

The Family Way
Soundtrack score by Paul McCartney

A twelve minute film of The Fugs performing at the Waldorf-Astoria

Cast includes Jackie deShannon

The Fat Spy
The Wild Ones, Johnny Tillotson


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