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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
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Herbie
David Lodge ...
Shorty
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Renee
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Bernie Winters ...
Joseph Jackson
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Ron
Norman Atkyns ...
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Sgt. Hebrides
Sean Kelly ...
Ernie
Gordon Needham ...
Cpl. Nerking
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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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Won't Get No Promotion
Written by Edwin Braden and Alan Reeve-Jones (as Alan Reeves-Jones)
Arranged by Bill Shepherd
Performed by Anthony Newley
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It took me back in time 48 years..........
9 July 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film has never to my knowledge been available officially on video or DVD and it's a film that has stayed in my mind for years as one of those I always wanted to see again. Well, the opportunity arose recently and I was transported back 48 years or so ago to my local Odeon where I first saw it. It doesn't disappoint and though somewhat dated it still makes me chuckle and the songs are not bad either. The film has a feel good factor and has a plethora of well known British actors of the time including David Lodge, Harry Fowler, Lionel Jeffries and the lovely Anne Aubrey. The token American role is given to William Bendix who is very convincing as an Irish Sergeant Major. The star role is of course the likable Anthony Newley who went on to become a big success in the States as well as the UK and many people of my age group would like to have a DVD of this film, but perhaps they're waiting till we're all dead before they release it!


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