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Just for Fun (1963)

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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Mark
Cherry Roland ...
Cherry
Alan Caddy ...
Himself (as The Tornados)
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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
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Himself, Disc Jockey
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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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Bobby Vee sings: "NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES" (original print ad - mostly caps) See more »

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Lighthearted Revue of Contemporary Pop
9 December 2014 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This 1963 pop revue is held together by a mixture of silly plot and blackout gags. The Labour and Conservative parties believe that if they give teenagers the vote, they will vote for them; instead they form their own political party to get more contemporary music on the BBC.

The point, of course, is to showcase what seems like dozens of popular performers, each of whom performs one song. The whole thing is directed stylishly by under-rated Gordon Flemyng and shot interestingly by chief cameraman Nicholas Roeg. Each song has its own set, so the effect is like looking at VH1 with a sense of humor. Even if none of the songs are classics, they are well performed and varied in genre.

For the other reviewers, who seem to have seen this half a century ago and are looking for a copy, it showed up this morning on America's GetTV cable channel.


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