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Just for Fun (1963)

 |  Musical, Comedy  |  June 1963 (USA)
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With an election approaching, the two major political parties in England work desperately to capture the enthusiasm of teenagers, who have been granted the right to vote. When the prime ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Wynter ...
Mark
Cherry Roland ...
Cherry
Alan Caddy ...
Himself (as The Tornados)
Richard Vernon ...
Prime Minister
Reginald Beckwith ...
Opposition Leader
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Official
Jeremy Lloyd ...
Prime Minister's son
Harry Fowler ...
Interviewer
Edwin Richfield ...
Man With Badge
Alan Freeman ...
Himself, Disc Jockey
David Jacobs ...
Himself, Disc Jockey
Jimmy Savile ...
Himself, Disc Jockey
Irene Handl ...
Housewife
Hugh Lloyd ...
Burglar
Dick Emery ...
Juke Box Jury Members
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With an election approaching, the two major political parties in England work desperately to capture the enthusiasm of teenagers, who have been granted the right to vote. When the prime minister cuts the quota of musical programs permitted on television, teenagers Mark and Cherry lead others youngsters in forming their own political party, which successfully utilizes popular recording artists in helping to win the election.

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"The night has a thousand eyes ..." - and they're all sparkling with songs! See more »

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June 1963 (USA)  »

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A Warm Summer Day
Written by Smith and Maxwell
Sung by Ketty Lester
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Vote for Mark Wynter- and sink Britain
26 April 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Before Milton Subotsky went into low-budget horror, he made several Britpop exploitation titles including "Rock, Rock, Rock" as early as 1956 and "It's Trad, Dad" which came just too late to catch the traditional jazz revival in 1963. In the same year "Just for Fun" somewhat prophetically foresaw a Swinging Britain in which teens get the vote- it happened a few years later- and use it to take over the country, which at the finish is shown sinking beneath the waves. In the meantime, a gaggle of popsters trailing behind the Beatles, Cliff Richard or the Rolling Stones in popularity do their stuff: some are well worth preserving, such as Jet Harris & Tony Meehan and Ketty Lester. Reggie Beckwith, the camp fellow with the high-pitched voice, also figured in the most notorious Britpop entry, "Gonks Go Beat". And then he died.


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