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Comedy
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Tame comedy in which Julie converts her stuffy husband Roger and his equally prudish parents to the joys of nudism.

Director: Michael Winner
Stars: Julie Wilson, Marc Rolland, Wendy Smith
Drama
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In a seaside village, a group of local young men mingle among the seasonal tourists in search of sexual conquests. Near the end of one summer, the leader of the group, Tinker, a strolling ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Winner
Stars: Oliver Reed, Jane Merrow, Barbara Ferris
Musical
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Director: Michael Winner
Stars: Frankie Howerd, Stubby Kaye, Mike Winters
Mystery
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When reporter Mark Kingston's student brother falls from his Cambridge college window, he makes haste from the States to set out to prove that it would not have been suicide, but was rather murder.

Director: Michael Winner
Stars: Terence Longdon, Donald Gray, Dermot Walsh
Comedy | Adventure | War
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A prisoner of war working at a zoo gets the chance to escape from the Germans, so he does and he takes with him the elephant that he's been caring for. Together they head for the Swiss border and freedom.

Director: Michael Winner
Stars: Oliver Reed, John Alderton, Michael J. Pollard
The Games (1970)
Drama | Sport
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Four marathon runners (one from England, one from the U.S., a Czech and an Australian Aborigine) prepare to run in the Olympic games. The film follows each one and shows what their motivations are for running in the games.

Director: Michael Winner
Stars: Michael Crawford, Ryan O'Neal, Charles Aznavour
The Jokers (1967)
Comedy | Crime
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The Tremayne bothers decide to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London - not for criminal purposes, but to make themselves famous.

Director: Michael Winner
Stars: Michael Crawford, Oliver Reed, Harry Andrews
Horror | Mystery | Crime
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A teenaged girl discovers that her stepfather is trying to murder her and her mother, but when she tells people, no one will believe her.

Director: Michael Winner
Stars: Rachael Kelly, Marie Masters, David Allen Brooks
Comedy | Drama
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Advertising golden boy Andrew Quint is fed up with his fabulously successful life. In very dramatic fashion, he quits his job to return to writing for a small literary magazine. He wants to... See full summary »

Director: Michael Winner
Stars: Oliver Reed, Orson Welles, Carol White
Music
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Musical and variety show introduced by Jack Jackson.

Director: Michael Winner
Stars: Jack Jackson, Glen Mason, Russ Conway
Shoot to Kill (1960)
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A showbiz reporter gets involved with political intrigue.

Director: Michael Winner
Stars: Dermot Walsh, Joy Webster, John M. East
West 11 (1963)
Crime | Drama
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This Michael Winner directed film looks into life at Notting Hill, London, then a seedy slum. A down on his luck Joe Beckett (Alfred Lynch) is recruited into crime by Richard Dyce (Eric Portman).

Director: Michael Winner
Stars: Alfred Lynch, Kathleen Breck, Eric Portman
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Billy Fury ...
Billy Universe
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Alvin
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Sir Charles Bryant
Richard Wattis ...
Nervous Man
Anna Palk ...
Ann Bryant
Keith Hamshere ...
Ring-a-Ding
Ray Brooks ...
Freddy
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Joey
Maurice Kaufmann ...
Larry Granger
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Skinner
Max Bacon ...
Lotus Proprietor
Monte Landis ...
Horace - the Beatnik Man
Felicity Young ...
Yvonne Pemberton
Helen Shapiro ...
Herself
Bernie Winters ...
Sydney Norman
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Why Little Girl
Written by Alvin Stardust (as Bernard Jewry) and Ron Fraser
Sung by Alvin Stardust (as Shane Fenton)
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Fury is really on song
24 March 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In 2003, I was responsible for having the one remaining print of this film repaired and shown in a full-scale, traditional cinema for the first time in about 35 years - appropriately the screen backed a stage on which Billy Fury actually performed twice. It is true that many very poor pop music films were produced in Britain in the early 1960s. Play It Cool is not, however, a poor film. It has a charm, drive and integrity that singles it out from the dross. Billy Fury never claimed to be a natural actor. In interviews, he said repeatedly that he was keen to take cameo roles that gave him the opportunity to focus with intensity on his character. However, Play It Cool placed on his shoulders the responsibility of accepting the entire focus of the plot, and he brought energy and imagination to the role. Michael Winner has often remarked on the respect he felt for Billy Fury in accepting a star role in a medium that was so foreign to him, and in delivering such an authoritative performance. I am more than happy to simply endorse Mr Winner's verdict.


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