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The Young Ones
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Release Date:
26 February 1962 (Sweden) See more »
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Coming Up Strong With a Song... See more »
Plot:
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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This is just the coolest film... See more (9 total) »

Cast

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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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Runtime:
108 min | USA:92 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Carole Gray's singing voice is dubbed by Grazina Frame.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Mood MamboSee more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
This is just the coolest film..., 15 July 2001
Author: dfarmbrough (dfarmbrough@cix.co.uk) from London, England

... The Shadows come off best here with their few lines and great instrumentals undermining the potential datedness of pop stars' movie appearances. However Cliff really rocks and even if the cinematic techniques would be bettered in the follow-up Summer Holiday, the music is just superb.

The basic plot of this is so similar to The Blues Brothers it's uncanny. I should be very surprised if John Landis and Dan Aykroyd hadn't seen The Young Ones.

Forget about Grazina Frame's dubbed voice, forget about the square old pop played by Robert Morley, and remember the great songs and the unbelievably handsome Cliff!

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