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Idol on Parade (1959)

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



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

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24 March 1959 (UK)  »

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Idle on Parade  »

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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 »


Features The Cockleshell Heroes (1955) See more »


Idle on Parade
Written by Gerry Laundan and Len Praverman
Arranged by Bill Shepherd
Performed by Anthony Newley
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my dad was in it
8 July 2004 | by (oban scotland) – See all my reviews

this was a great film. it was filmed in my fathers barracks and him and his mates from the welsh guards appear as extras on the parade square, naafi and cook house scenes. I would love a copy of this film to show his grand kids....that would be so cool.... can anyone help?

i was about 8yrs old when i saw it and my mother made us sit down and watch it...i thought anthony newley was my dad!!!! he was better looking than my father!! The film has great songs and a really funny scene where the men have to shout out commands on parade. jeep jackson lost his voice but was clearly the loudest. Anthony newley plays the role brilliantly and was my mothers pop idol!!

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