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26 February 1962 (Sweden) See more »
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cliff Richard ... Nicholas 'Nicky' Black

Robert Morley ... 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
Gerald Harper ... Watts
Rita Webb ... Woman in Market
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alan Angel ... Dancer (uncredited)
Richard Baker ... BBC Newsreader (uncredited)
Wendy Barrie ... Dancer (uncredited)
Bernie Boyd ... Dancer (uncredited)
Terence Brook ... Man in TV Commercial (uncredited)
Burda Cann ... Dancer (uncredited)
Pat Cassie ... Dancer (uncredited)
Annette Clair ... Dancer (uncredited)

Carol Dilworth ... Teenage girl (uncredited)
Leslie Dolan ... Dancer (uncredited)
Leander Fedden ... Dancer (uncredited)
Terry Gilbert ... Dancer (uncredited)
Claire Gordon ... pin-up girl (on magazine browsed by Dench) (uncredited)
Pamela Hart ... Dancer (uncredited)
Derina House ... Dancer (uncredited)
John Howard ... Dancer (uncredited)
Ken Martyne ... Dancer (uncredited)
John McDonald ... Dancer (uncredited)
Pat McIntyre ... Dancer (uncredited)
Eithne Milne ... Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by
Sidney J. Furie 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ronald Cass 
Peter Myers 

Produced by
Kenneth Harper .... producer
Andrew Mitchell .... associate producer
Original Music by
Stanley Black 
Ronald Cass 
Cinematography by
Douglas Slocombe 
Film Editing by
Jack Slade 
Casting by
Robert Lennard 
Art Direction by
John Howell 
Makeup Department
Ivy Emmerton .... hair stylist (as I. Emmerton)
Stuart Freeborn .... makeup artist (as S. Freebourne)
Production Management
John Wilcox .... production manager (as John D. Wilcox)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fred Slark .... assistant director
Mike Gowans .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
William Alexander .... chief draughtsman (uncredited)
Bill Beavis .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Kenneth McCallum Tait .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Keith Batten .... boom operator
Gordon Davie .... assistant dubbing editor
C. Hitchcock .... sound recordist
A.W. Lumkin .... recording director
Jim Shields .... dubbing editor (as James Shields)
Len Shilton .... sound recordist
H. Blackmore .... sound maintenance (uncredited)
Claude Hitchcock .... sound department (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Chic Waterson .... camera operator
Brian Harris .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Mike Roberts .... focus puller (uncredited)
Robin Vidgeon .... focus puller (uncredited)
Casting Department
Judith Jourd .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rebecca Breed .... wardrobe mistress (as Jackie Breed)
Babs Gray .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Music Department
Roy Bennett .... additional composer: songs and score
Stanley Black .... additional composer: songs and score
Stanley Black .... musical director
Stanley Black .... orchestrator
Deveril Goodman .... music editor (as Deveril C. Goodman)
Peter Gormley .... additional composer: songs and score
Leslie Hammond .... music recordist
Hank B. Marvin .... composer: additional music (also songs)
Norrie Paramor .... additional composer: songs and score
Norrie Paramor .... music supervisor
Herbert Ross .... dances and musical numbers staged by
Sy Soloway .... additional composer: songs and score
Sid Tepper .... composer: additional music (also songs)
Bruce Welch .... composer: additional music (also songs)
Shirley Wolf .... additional composer: songs and score
Grazina Frame .... singing voice: Carole Gray (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Eddie Frewin .... unit driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Frederic Gotfurt .... scenario editor
Christine Lawson .... assistant to choreographer
Alan Sievewright .... fashion consultant
Helen Whitson .... continuity (as H. Whitson)
Jean Clarkson .... production secretary (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"The Young Ones" - UK (original title)
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108 min | USA:92 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Carole Gray's singing voice is dubbed by Grazina Frame.See more »
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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
British fluff, 10 November 2009
Author: Wizard-8 from Victoria, BC

I should come out with a confession before I start to review this movie, and that is that until recently, I was pretty ignorant of Cliff Richard. All I knew until about a month ago was one or two of his songs, and I hadn't seen any of his movies. My explanation for that is that I live in North America, where Richard had nowhere the impact he had in England. But recently I rented "Summer Holiday", and now this movie.

In this movie, Richard does come across as a kind of likable fellow, one you wouldn't mind meeting in real life (unlike a lot of music stars). However, he is lacking the edge that other musicians who went into movies had (like Elvis and the Beatles). He's pleasant but kind of forgettable. It doesn't help that the songs he sings here are as forgettable as his character here. The script is also very forgettable - it's the old "Let's put on a show!" story, and it unfolds VERY slowly. Had they made fun of this plot or added some memorable elements, things would have been livened up considerably. There's also the question as to why a millionaire's son doesn't have the money himself to pay off the relatively small sum the youth club needs... but I won't get into that.

Far from the worst movie ever made, and not really a bad movie. But if you are interested in the cinematic doings of Richard, I suggest you rent "Summer Holiday" instead, which is somewhat more memorable.

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