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Wonderful to Be Young! (1961)
"The Young Ones" (original title)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Nicholas 'Nicky' Black
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Hamilton Black
Carole Gray ...
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
Melvyn Hayes ...
Jimmy
Annette Robertson ...
Barbara
Robertson Hare ...
Chauffeur
Sonya Cordeau ...
Dorinda Morell
Sean Sullivan ...
Eddie
Harold Scott ...
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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Coming Up Strong With a Song... See more »

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26 February 1962 (Sweden)  »

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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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The Savage
Written by Norrie Paramor
Played by The Shadows
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Also known as "Wonderful to be Young" this is a delightful musical.
29 June 2003 | by (Santa BArbara, CA) – See all my reviews

It was the first of three widescreen musicals Cliff and his backing group, The Shadows made in the early 60's. The other two were, "Summer Holiday" and "Wonderful Life" and all were filmed in Cinemascope, the most favored process of its type in that era.Carole Grey, the female lead was born in Bulawayo, Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and has a neat dance-production number with, "Just Dance" To me it was very reminiscent of the Bob Fosse "Steam Heat" number which Carole Haney did in "Pajama Game" Check it out! The Shads perform their #1 International hit, "The Savage" and a good time is had by all. Enjoy!


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