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Peter Myers (original story and screenplay) and
Ronald Cass (original story and screenplay)
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Release Date:
10 January 1963 (South Africa) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Cliff Richard ... Don

Lauri Peters ... Barbara
Melvyn Hayes ... Cyril

Una Stubbs ... Sandy
Teddy Green ... Steve
Pamela Hart ... Angie

Jeremy Bulloch ... Edwin
Jacqueline Daryl ... Mimsie
Madge Ryan ... Stella
Lionel Murton ... Jerry
Christine Lawson ... Annie

Ron Moody ... Orlando
David Kossoff ... Magistrate
Wendy Barrie ... Shepherdess / Dancer (as Wendy Barry)
Nicholas Phipps ... Wrightmore
The Shadows ... The Shadows
The Shadows and Their Guitars
Lindsay Dolan ... Dancer
Richard Farley ... Dancer
Anne Briley ... Dancer
Terry Gilbert ... Dancer
Leander Fedden ... Dancer
Ian Kaye ... Dancer
Sarah Hardenberg ... Dancer
Vince Logan ... Dancer (as Vincent Logan)
Derina House ... Dancer
John McDonald ... Dancer
Eithne Milne ... Dancer
Pat McIntyre ... Dancer
Sheila O'Neill ... Dancer
Leon Pomeranetz ... Dancer
Joan Palethorpe ... Dancer
Ben Stevenson ... Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hyma Beckley ... Reporter (uncredited)

Brian Bennett ... Brian Bennett (uncredited)
Salo Gardner ... Dancer (uncredited)
Brian Locking ... Brian Locking (uncredited)
Hank B. Marvin ... Hank Marvin (uncredited)
Tom Oliver ... Unknown (uncredited)
James Payne ... Customer in Restaurent (uncredited)
Reg Thomason ... Yugoslav Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Viviane Ventura ... Unknown (uncredited)
Bruce Welch ... Bruce Welch (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Yates 
Writing credits
Peter Myers (original story and screenplay) and
Ronald Cass (original story and screenplay)

Produced by
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... executive producer (US prints only)
Kenneth Harper .... producer
Andrew Mitchell .... associate producer
James H. Nicholson .... executive producer (US prints only)
Cinematography by
John Wilcox (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jack Slade 
Casting by
Robert Lennard 
Art Direction by
Syd Cain 
Makeup Department
John O'Gorman .... makeup artist
Eileen Warwick .... hairdresser
Production Management
John Wilcox .... production manager (as John D. Wilcox)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Ernst .... assistant director
William P. Cartlidge .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Roger Simons .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Bill Beavis .... scenic artist (uncredited)
John Graysmark .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Alan Tomkins .... chief draughtsman (uncredited)
Sound Department
A.W. Lumkin .... recording director
Wally Milner .... sound recordist
Jim Shields .... dubbing editor (as Jimmy Shields)
Len Shilton .... sound recordist
Gordon Davie .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Don Wortham .... boom operator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
George Blackwell .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Bob Cuff .... matte painter (uncredited)
Ronnie Wass .... titles (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Tony White .... camera operator
Steve Birtles .... electrician (uncredited)
Brian Ellis .... focus puller (uncredited)
Ronnie Pilgrim .... still photographer (uncredited)
Chris Sargent .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Casting Department
Judith Jourd .... assistant casting director
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rebecca Breed .... wardrobe mistress (as Jackie Breed)
Music Department
Brian Bennett .... composer: additional songs and music
Stanley Black .... composer: background score
Stanley Black .... musical director
Stanley Black .... orchestrations
Ronald Cass .... composer: music and lyrics
Mike Conlin .... composer: additional songs and music
Buddy Kaye .... composer: additional songs and music
Malcolm Lockyer .... additional orchestrations
Hank B. Marvin .... composer: additional songs and music (as Hank Marvin)
Peter Myers .... composer: music and lyrics
Roy Nevill .... music editor
Norrie Paramor .... musical supervisor: Cliff Richard and The Shadows
Cliff Richard .... composer: additional songs and music
Roland Shaw .... additional orchestrations
Philip Springer .... composer: additional songs and music
Bruce Welch .... composer: additional songs and music
Malcolm Addey .... music engineer (uncredited)
Grazina Frame .... singing voice: Lauri Peters (uncredited)
Richard Lush .... music engineer (uncredited)
Norrie Paramor .... musician: organ (uncredited)
Norrie Paramor .... vocal supervisor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Eddie Frewin .... transportation chief (uncredited)
Other crew
Herbert Ross .... choreography and musical numbers director
Cynthia Tingey .... fashion coordinator
Helen Whitson .... continuity
Mike Russell .... publicist (uncredited)

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Additional Details

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107 min
Black and White (opening sequence) | Color (Colour by) (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Australia:G | Finland:S | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | UK:U (video rating) (1988) (2002) (2006) | USA:Approved

Did You Know?

The Yugoslavian border guards are actually well known Greek actors.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Bobby/Barbara settles down into the sleeping bag he/she still has his/her woman's shoes on.See more »
Don:[very fast] You know I wouldn't be surprised / That gasket hood looks pulverized / The shock recoil is now reversed / At first you'd boil and then you'd burst / Compression seep will soon distend / The leak that leaks in your big end / The lousy coke has got a hitch around the choke adjustment switch / Your piston spout is dynamite / In cutting out the parking light / And, from its shake, your outside brake is needing a new drum!
Don, Cyril, Steve, Edwin:[slower] In fact make no mistake, you've really had it chum!
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13 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
"We're going where the sun shines brightly, we're going where the sea is blue", 23 June 2002
Author: uds3 from Longmont, Colorado

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 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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