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It's Great to Be Young! (1956)

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Mr. Dingle is the popular music teacher in an English school, but when the headmaster threatens to close down the school band (partly because of Dingle's fondness of more modern music) then... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Cecil Parker ...
Frome
John Salew ...
Routledge
Elizabeth Kentish ...
Mrs. Castle
Mona Washbourne ...
Miss Morrow
Mary Merrall ...
Miss Wyvern
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Paterson
Jeremy Spenser ...
Nicky
Dorothy Bromiley ...
Paulette
Brian Smith ...
Ginger
Wilfred Downing ...
Browning
Robert Dickens ...
Morris
Dawson France ...
Crowther
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Peggy
Richard O'Sullivan ...
Lawson
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Mr. Dingle is the popular music teacher in an English school, but when the headmaster threatens to close down the school band (partly because of Dingle's fondness of more modern music) then the pupils have to come to his assistance, using their musical skills to help. Written by David Gibson <djg6@ukc.ac.uk>

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26 December 1956 (Sweden)  »

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Es grande ser joven  »

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When Mr Frome steps onto the 'tear gas' bomb the smoke fills the entire screen in one shot yet the next shot later there's only a little smoke. See more »

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Scherzo
Written by John Addison
Performed by the London Schools Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Dr Leslie russell
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Pure Nostalgia
13 January 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A brilliant evocation of 1950s Britain; anyone who went to school there, then, will love this. It is lighthearted, with a serious moral message, good performances, continuous action, and skillfully used musical intervals. I remember seeing it as a kid at the local small-town cinema, when it came around the first time; coming across it again, on BBC2 in an obscure afternoon slot, was a real treat. The leads are major stars, especially John Mills and Cecil Parker, and their performances are faultless, but it is the young people who carry the movie and make it so special. The music is great fun, too. Why has this not been reissued on DVD? Apart from its merits, the fact that it is a John Mills vehicle should have been enough to see it out by now, I would have thought. It seems from the other comments on this page that everyone who has seen it likes it, it is just not that easy for new people to see it if there is no DVD in the shops.


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