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Barbara Winters
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Cyril
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Sandy
Teddy Green ...
Steve
Pamela Hart ...
Angie
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Edwin
Jacqueline Daryl ...
Mimsie
Madge Ryan ...
Stella Winters
Lionel Murton ...
Jerry
Christine Lawson ...
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Orlando
David Kossoff ...
French Magistrate
Wendy Barrie ...
Shepherdess / Dancer (as Wendy Barry)
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A fabulous 60s Musical - 4 London Bus mechanics strike up a deal with London Transport. They do up a double decker London Bus, drive it around Europe as a hotel and if they make it they will own and be in charge of a whole fleet. While on the road in France they pick up 3 ladies whose car breaks down and offer to take them to their next singing job in Athens. They also pick up a stowaway. A young, American boy. Meanwhile, a young American female singer has gone missing. Her mother (who is a VERY ambitious woman) and her aid take the story to the press and it makes the front page. They do all they can to make the story run for as long as possible, including misdirecting the bus up an extremely steep Yugoslavian hill. We find out the young American boy is actually the young American girl who is missing. Mayhem ensues as the lead character, Don (Cliff Richard) falls for Barbara. Eventually, when the 8 bus riders reach Athens, they're arrested for kidnapping. In front of her mother and a ... Written by Joliet and Flavia17

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It's the craziest Four-Way love affair that ever shook up the folks back home! (original poster) See more »

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18 February 1963 (UK)  »

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Vacaciones de verano  »

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A young Barbra Streisand was first considered for the role of the American stowaway Barbara, but was then deemed "too big" (as in too famous) for the part and would take the limelight away from Cliff Richard. See more »

Goofs

When Bobby/Barbara settles down into the sleeping bag she/he still has his/her woman's shoes on. See more »

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Cyril: [singing] There's something nasty round the bend!
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"The Shadows and their guitars" are credited in the opening credits. See more »


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Bachelor Boy
By Bruce Welch Cliff Richard
Sung by Cliff Richard
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"We're going where the sun shines brightly, we're going where the sea is blue"
23 June 2002 | by (Longmont, Colorado) – See all my reviews

Redefines family entertainment. I had totally forgotten about this mini-musical until I came across it on the IMDb just five minutes ago, whilst looking for something else that I really don't care about now.

Dear old Sir Cliff! What a time to be 18/19! I was actually just 17 when this came out and so hopelessly in love with my cousin there WAS nothing else in my life at the time. God was feeling charitable towards me in those days and orchestrated events so that she happened to come to my hometown and stay over. I asked her to go to the local theater with me and we sat in the back row watching this film....least SHE did, I had other things on my mind! What does the plot matter? Cliff as a bus driver taking his friends (Cliff's backing group - The Shadows...how odd I can remember those names...Jet Harris, Tony Meehan and Hank Marvin....and I haven't even thought about them for forty years!) on a European vacation and picking up girls on the way - between songs of course.

God! I'd like to see this again! I still have the original 45 rpm release! (for those of you could really care).


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