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Some People (1962)

 -  Drama | Musical  -  June 1964 (USA)
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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
Ray Brooks ...
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 ...
Vicar
Cyril Luckham ...
Magistrate
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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The film was designed to promote the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme. See more »

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

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Yes You Did
Written by Johnny Worth (as Les Vandyke) and Ron Grainer
Sung by Angela Douglas (dubbed by Valerie Mountain)
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Totally agree; of its time; pre-Beatle rock era (but much more)
11 October 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I can exactly relate to the comments of the previous reviewer, being of a similar age (by the sound of it). The sixties (as most people think of them) hadn't quite taken off, and even the Beatles were not quite the phenomenon that they later became. No, this is almost a film out of the tail-end of the fifties, and the rocker image is somewhat darker, a bit "James Dean", or "Serious Charge"-era Cliff Richard. (Ironically enough, over in Hamburg, the Beatles were doing some seriously heavy leather rocking, as far as one can gather ... they didn't become "safe" until a bit later :-) ).

I harp on about the rock, because that's how I think of it...the rocky theme music is what I remember about this film, plus Ray Brooks playing boogie-woogie on a church organ! Classic!

I would LOVE to see this film again, but haven't done so since its cinema release (which shows it had a big impact on me, over 40 years ago!) - on DVD, or even better on the big screen.

This film is what made me a Ray Brooks fan ... we haven't seen him nearly enough over the years (though I gather he is joining one of the UK TV soaps (I'm writing this in Oct 2005)).

Angela Douglas was gorgeous, of course, and Kenneth More was, as always, his excellent avuncular self. Brilliant, totally brilliant. (With the additional frisson of their off-screen relationship bubbling underneath).

And as the other reviewer said, I think it would have something to say about the present day as well ... alienation of youth, sex, rock'n'roll, etc :-). Rock on! :-)


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