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Some People (1962)

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Four teen-aged layabouts are persuaded to form rock group to keep them out of trouble.

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Mr. Smith
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Johnnie
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Anne (as Annika Wills)
David Andrews ...
Bill
Angela Douglas ...
Terry
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Bert
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Fanny Carby ...
Johnnie's Mother
Harry H. Corbett ...
Johnnie's Father
Richard Davies ...
Harper (as Richard Davis)
Frankie Dymon ...
Jimmy
Fred Ferris ...
Court Clerk
Michael Gwynn ...
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Timothy Nightingale ...
Tim
Dean Webb ...
Mike
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In 1960's Bristol three lads hang around making nuisances of themselves after losing their motorbike licences. Their only other interest is playing rock-and-roll so they welcome the offer from a supportive churchwarden of the use of his church hall. Things go well - with several new members including strong-voiced Terry, sort-of one of their girlfriends, they don't sound bad at all - and one of the guys starts dating the churchwarden's daughter. But his mate is increasingly suspicious that they are being sucked into behaving in a conventional way acceptable to the older generation. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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From the land of the Beatles, came the young rebels...wild and explosive...

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June 1964 (USA)  »

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It was on this film that Kenneth More, hitherto one of Britain's most well-liked film stars, met Angela Douglas, who was 26 years his junior and who became his third wife some years later, after he had obtained a much-publicized and long-contested divorce. The bad publicity resulting from this did great damage to More's standing in British films. See more »

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Referenced in Girls! Girls! Girls! The 1960s (2009) See more »

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Bristol Express
Written by Ron Grainer
Played by The Eagles
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Bristol in its gritty glory!
27 January 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Not many films used to be shot in Bristol, England in the 1960s. But Some People was shot entirely in and around the old city going out of its way to show the main characters in the very spots they would actually have been hanging about in real life as aimless teenagers. I know for certain because my parents were courting teens at that very time in that very place. I showed them the film recently (yes they're still a couple 54 years later) and the locations were very accurate to life as they knew it. My father actually worked in the Aircraft factory featured. The dance club in the film was the top spot for young Bristolians to cut a rug in 1962, a favorite place for them and all of their young friends (the front door manned by no less than Dave Prowse (not in the film unfortunately), the actor who made good as Darth Vader in a slightly better known film.) Bristol has changed but not so much that anyone familiar with it wouldn't know most of the locales.

Not much of a film really critically speaking, but well cast, well meaning, and well...it's not half bad. If you know the place it's a precious document though of a time and place which can never be duplicated.


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