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Swingers' Paradise (1964)

Wonderful Life (original title)
A group of (literally) drifting popsters find themselves involved in a grim sand-and-sandals desert movie. They reckon a few song-and-dance numbers would liven things up.

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Johnnie
Walter Slezak ...
Lloyd Davis
Susan Hampshire ...
Jenny Taylor
Hank B. Marvin ...
Hank (as The Shadows)
Bruce Welch ...
Bruce (as The Shadows)
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Brian (as The Shadows)
John Rostill ...
John (as The Shadows)
Melvyn Hayes ...
Jerry
Richard O'Sullivan ...
Edward
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Barbara Tate
Derek Bond ...
Douglas Leslie
Gerald Harper ...
Sheik / Scotsman / Harold
Joseph Cuby ...
Miguel (as Joe Cuby)
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The Shadows
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A group of (literally) drifting popsters find themselves involved in a grim sand-and-sandals desert movie. They reckon a few song-and-dance numbers would liven things up. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Cliff's back! - He's swingin' singin' livin' and dancin' to a dozen it tunes!

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Music | Musical | Romance

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3 July 1964 (UK)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Derek Bond was booked after Dennis Price who was first hired was fired. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the "Home" sequence, Johnny, Jerry and Edward sit on the back of the boat and have to pretend their falling backwards off the stern. Moments before they are supposed to fall, the hands of two or three members of the crew can be seen raising into shot ready to catch them. See more »

Connections

References The Jazz Singer (1927) See more »

Soundtracks

If I Had A Talking Picture of You
Written by Lew Brown, Buddy G. DeSylva and Ray Henderson
Performed by Cliff Richard during the 'We Love a Movie' scene
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5 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

About half-way to two-thirds through this movie the kids get a crazy idea: "Let's make a movie!" Don't ask me why. Let's just say it's a cue for the only inspired bit in the flick: the kids get into costume and put on a shticky little history of the movies from The Little Tramp to James Bond. And even then the best parts are Susan Hampshire impersonating - in order - Ginger Rogers, Greta Garbo, Shirley Temple, Betty Grable, a Jet (not a Jet Girl - a Jet!) and a Bond Girl.

Someday, when Hampshire's doing a T.V. interview, somebody should throw these bits on screen and get her reaction. It should be priceless.


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