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Play It Cool (1962)

Stars Billy Fury (Britain's answer to Elvis Presley) and features cameos from some other stars from the sixties, with Bobby Vee, Helen Shapiro and Shane Fenton (better known as Alvin ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Fury ...
Billy Universe
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Alvin
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Sir Charles Bryant
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Nervous Man
Anna Palk ...
Ann Bryant
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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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Stars Billy Fury (Britain's answer to Elvis Presley) and features cameos from some other stars from the sixties, with Bobby Vee, Helen Shapiro and Shane Fenton (better known as Alvin Stardust). On a plane is Billy and his band on their way to take part in a song contest, also on board is Ann Bryant, who's been abroad by her wealthy father, to stop her infatuation with popstar Larry Granger. The plane is forced to return to the airport and Billy and his band persuade Ann to join them and together they search London's nightclubs for Larry.

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29 May 1963 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The statue of the troglodyte guitarist which appears in the nightclub also appears in the maze of Laurence Olivier's House in Sleuth (1972) See more »

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Featured in Trailer Cinema (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Once Upon A Dream
Music by Norrie Paramor
Lyrics by Richard B. Rowe
Sung by Billy Fury
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feeble 60s pop music shambles
5 May 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This early effort from Michael Winner should have been much better than it is. Like other films from the period it showcases popular music artistes and tries to give them something more to do than just sing their songs. So here, Billy Fury as 'Billy Universe' is supposed to be acting, and he's hopeless. I'm not saying he was a poor singer but he was certainly a poor actor.

The guest appearances range from the curious (Bobby Vee, the man with a totally square-shaped head!), to the out-of-place (Helen Shapiro, far too good even as a kid for this rubbish), to the seriously scary (was there ever really a reason to inflict Lionel Blair on the cinema-going public?). Watching it all the way through takes some patience and there isn't really enough to it to interest a wider audience.


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