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Wonderful to Be Young! (1961)

The Young Ones (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical | 2 February 1962 (Ireland)
Nicky and his friends find that their youth club is in danger of being flattened to make way for a new office block unless they can come up with £1500 to pay the new owner, the ruthless ... See full summary »

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Nicholas 'Nicky' Black
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Hamilton Black
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Toni
Jet Harris ...
Himself (bass guitar) (as The Shadows)
Hank B. Marvin ...
Himself (lead guitar (as The Shadows)
Tony Meehan ...
Himself (drums) (as The Shadows)
Bruce Welch ...
Himself (rhythm guitar) (as The Shadows)
Teddy Green ...
Chris
Richard O'Sullivan ...
Ernest
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Jimmy
Annette Robertson ...
Barbara
Robertson Hare ...
Chauffeur
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Dorinda Morell
Sean Sullivan ...
Eddie
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Dench
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Nicky and his friends find that their youth club is in danger of being flattened to make way for a new office block unless they can come up with £1500 to pay the new owner, the ruthless property tycoon Hamilton Black. To help raise the cash, Nicky records a song and his friends broadcast it via a pirate radio station, touting him as "The Mystery Singer" - the plan works and interest in their up and coming show is heightened by this new but unknown heart-throb. But Nicky has an even bigger secret and one that he cannot share, even with his girlfriend Toni... Hamilton Black is his father. Written by Rhino <rhino@blueyonder.co.uk>

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Seventeen New and Wonderful! Wonderful! Songs See more »

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2 February 1962 (Ireland)  »

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Cliff Richard doesn't appear until six minutes into the film, having taken no part in the opening song and dance number. See more »

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Referenced in Sidney J. Furie: Fire Up the Carousel! (2018) See more »

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Peace Pipe
Written by Norrie Paramor
Played by The Shadows
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Colouful look back at the 1960's
30 December 2014 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I went to see this movie back in 1961 when it was first released, and I saw it at a special Midnight Matinée with Cliff Richard on stage in person at the end of the film. He was also in the lobby afterwards. A pleasant enough musical, the title song is sung at Ruisip Lido which was a popular summer venue in the 1960's. It is still there (2014)but swimming is no longer allowed. The theater where the young ones put on their show really was the Finsbury Park Empire which was designed by Frank Matcham a famous British theater architect,the building was standing empty having closed in 1960, the theater was demolished in 1965.So if you are into old theatres the movie serves as a reminder of that building. Some of the dance routines remind one of West Side Story. Although the film was in Cinemascope ratio it did not have stereo sound which is a pity for a musical. Robert Morley plays the part of Cliffs father well and it is fun to see Robert doing a dance routine near the end of the movie. If you like musicals you will probably enjoy this film as long as you do not expect it to be like a big Hollywood production.


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