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Having a Wild Weekend (1965)

Catch Us If You Can (original title)
Dinah is a model whose face appears in an ad campaign for meat. While shooting a TV commercial, she and Steve, one of the stunt men, run off together. The advertising executives use their ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
The Dave Clark Five ...
The Dave Clark Five
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Dinah
David Lodge ...
Louis
Robin Bailey ...
Guy
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Nan
David de Keyser ...
Zissell
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Duffie
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Yeano
Hugh Walters ...
Grey
Michael Gwynn ...
Hardingford
Marianne Stone ...
Mrs. Vera Stone
Donald Morley ...
Barker
Michael Blakemore ...
Officer
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Asst. Director
Edgar Harrison ...
Barman
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Dinah is a model whose face appears in an ad campaign for meat. While shooting a TV commercial, she and Steve, one of the stunt men, run off together. The advertising executives use their disappearance to generate more publicity for... meat. Written by George S. Davis

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First film of Peter Eyre. See more »

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Referenced in Glad All Over: The Dave Clark Five and Beyond (2014) See more »

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Move On
Written by Dave Clark and Denis West Payton (as Dennis Paynton)
Played by The Dave Clark Five
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the bewildered look of passers by
11 September 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Richard Lester directed, 'A Hard Day's Night'. which came out the year before this Boorman classic and has cast a heavy shadow over it ever since its release. The fact that 'Catch Us If You Can' is a better movie matters not for, Dave Clark Five were not The Beatles. The whole look of the Boorman film is great, properly anticipating the changes in architecture and advertising and the spot on script by Peter Nichols, is faultless. We see the 'kids' gambolling about like clowns or tearing about in their mini-moke or jaguar cars, but always noticing in the background, at the end of the street, along the pavements, the bewildered look of passers by. Straight out of the fifties, with their hats and scarves and overcoats, properly reflecting that whilst the youngsters were pushing for something/anything in the early 60s, for the adult population, even of London, it was all more than a little strange, something from another world, that will soon go away. I remember liking this upon its original release and whilst connecting with it and considering it an exciting first film from a new director, it did seem a shame the songs weren't better and it was far from cool to admit any liking for Dave Clark and his 'bang bang' drumming. So the film has been ignored, which is sad, because now were both films played side by side, the Beatles film music probably wouldn't seem that much better. Another shame for me is that the lovely Barbara Ferris seemed to go down with the film too, here she has a lot of work to do playing off Mr Clark, who carries himself well enough but knows his limitations. See this film for its excellent picture of UK c.1964/5 and for the sheer joie de vivre and the marvellous free flowing cinematography.


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