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Swingers' Paradise (1964)
"Wonderful Life" (original title)

 -  Music | Musical | Romance  -  3 July 1964 (UK)
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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.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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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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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 Wooden Horse (1950) See more »

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A Girl in Every Port
Performed by Cliff Richard and The Shadows, Melvyn Hayes, and Richard O'Sullivan
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Nonsensical muscial comedy is nevertheless Cliff Richard's best in the muscial genre
2 November 2003 | by (Fairfax, VA) – See all my reviews

A truly nonsenscial muscial comedy, it's nevertheless Cliff Richard's best in the musical genre. ( He did a couple of dramatic films which were his best) A rather bland singer competing with his similar American counterparts Elvis Presley and Frankie Avalon, Richards fared no better than they in comedy and musical scripts. This one at least contains Susan Hampshire and Walter Slezak. What makes this movie so entertaining is the zippy pace and the surprisingly great dancing and choreography. The big dance number on the set by the whole crew is spectacular and rivals "West Side Story". Incidentally, the long-legged Richards keeps right up with the rest of them and does even better at it than his singing! The cute little send-up of the history of the movies is also very entertaining.


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