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

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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 »

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How could they get it so badly wrong?
30 October 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

OK - The Young Ones was a pleasant enough little movie, with some great songs to hide the pacing problems and weaknesses in the plot. Summer Holiday was a towering success on every level and remains to this day an absolute joy to watch, so just how, only 1 year after that wonderful film, did the same production team manage to make a film so utterly uninteresting and unenjoyable? I mean, I really wanted to like this movie but after several viewings I had to give in and admit that it really is an absolute disaster!

Their first mistake of course was not keeping the same actors from Summer Holiday who all seemed to gel together so well and contribute to the enormous charm of that movie. And bringing the Richard O Sullivan character back from The Young Ones was surely a big mistake. The absence of Teddy Green in Wonderful Life is really felt, big time. I kept hoping he, Jeremy Bulloch and the others from Summer Holiday would appear and turn this monstrosity around, but sadly no. All we have is almost 2 hours of O Sullivan and Hayes irritating the heck out of us and a plot that just drifts with no direction whatsoever.

And this time the songs aren't strong enough to cover up the cracks in the plot. True, there are a few exceptions, notably The Shadows' "Theme for Young Lovers", "On The Beach" and "A Matter of Moments" but they aren't enough to disguise the fact that this is really a terribly disappointing film.


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