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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
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Lloyd Davis
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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)
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Jerry
Richard O'Sullivan ...
Edward
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Barbara Tate
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Douglas Leslie
Gerald Harper ...
Sheik / Scotsman / Harold
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Miguel (as Joe Cuby)
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Royston Ellis
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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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2.35 : 1
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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 »

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References Scarface (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

On the Good Ship Lollipop
Music by Richard A. Whiting and lyrics by Sidney Clare
Performed by Susan Hampshire 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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