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Idol on Parade (1959)

A rock'n'roll idol is drafted into the wrong regiment.

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Sgt. Lush
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Jeep Jackson
Anne Aubrey ...
Caroline
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Bertie
Sidney James ...
Herbie
David Lodge ...
Shorty
Dilys Laye ...
Renee
William Kendall ...
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Bernie Winters ...
Joseph Jackson
Harry Fowler ...
Ron
Norman Atkyns ...
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Sgt. Hebrides
Sean Kelly ...
Ernie
Gordon Needham ...
Cpl. Nerking
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Susan Hampshire ...
Martha
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A rock'n'roll idol is drafted into the wrong regiment.

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In one scene, Anthony Newley and his pals go the cinema where a movie called The Cockleshell Heroes (1955) is playing. This is an inside joke; it was one of Newley's earlier films. See more »

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Features The Cockleshell Heroes (1955) See more »

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Idle Rock-a-Boogie
Written by Anthony Newley and Joe Henderson
Arranged by Bill Shepherd
Performed by Anthony Newley
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Early pop comedy that made Newley a teen idol!
10 April 1999 | by (Worcester, England.) – See all my reviews

This movie was intended as a spoof of Elvis' entry to the army with Newley playing an "idol" called Jeep Jackson. The great British public took the film seriously however and overnight Anthony Newley, former child actor became a fully fledged adult actor/pop singer. The film is a delightful comedy in the same vein as Carry On Sergeant with the added bonus of four musical numbers performed by Newley. Look out for many star faces who later had very successful careers of their own - Sid James, Bernie Winters and Harry Fowler! Pure nostalgia enjoy! Posted by Paul Goodhead - President of the Anthony Newley Appreciation Society.


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