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What a Crazy World (1963)

 -  Musical  -  July 1963 (UK)
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Unemployed East End lad Alf Hitchens has an on-off relationship with his girlfriend Marilyn and a dream of hitting the big time in the music business. Cheerful pop musical with a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Brown ...
Alf Hitchens
Susan Maughan ...
Marilyn
Marty Wilde ...
Herbie Shadbolt
Harry H. Corbett ...
Sam Hitchens
Avis Bunnage ...
Mary Hitchens
Michael Ripper ...
The Common Man
Grazina Frame ...
Doris Hitchens
Monte Landis ...
Solly Gold
Michael Goodman ...
Joey Hitchens
Fanny Carby ...
Dolly
Larry Dann ...
Chas
Brian Cronin ...
Harry
David Nott ...
Lenny
Barry Bethel ...
Dave
Alan Klein ...
Jervis
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Unemployed East End lad Alf Hitchens has an on-off relationship with his girlfriend Marilyn and a dream of hitting the big time in the music business. Cheerful pop musical with a working-class background which uses a number of genuine London locations. Written by Allen Dace <a.w.dace@maff.gov.uk>

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Based on a stage musical performed at Stratford East theatre, London. See more »

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Features The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) See more »

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Written by Bill Crandall, Thomas Austin (as Tom Austin), Bob Gaudio and Bill Dalton
Performed by Freddie & The Dreamers
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Typical Rock 'n' Roll movie, a few year late!
5 February 1999 | by (West Yorkshire, UK) – See all my reviews

From the plot you would expect a potboiler of a film but its stars bring it to life. Harry H. Corbett (AKA Harold Steptoe) and Joe Brown are such likeable characters that you can't help enjoying the movie. Add a live performance from Freddie and the Dreamers and it just can't lose.

I watched this black and white film thinking it must have been made in 1959

  • 1960 and was somewhat surprised to find it was 1963!



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