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Hold On! (1966)

 -  Musical | Comedy  -  12 August 1966 (UK)
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The rock group Herman's Hermits, on tour in the USA, is offered an opportunity to have a spaceship named after the group. Several people seem to care whether it happens or not.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Peter Noone ...
Herman (as Herman's Hermits)
Karl Green ...
Karl (as Herman's Hermits)
Keith Hopwood ...
Keith (as Herman's Hermits)
Derek Leckenby ...
Derek (as Herman's Hermits)
Barry Whitwam ...
Barry (as Herman's Hermits)
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Louisa Page
Sue Ane Langdon ...
Cecile Bannister
Herbert Anderson ...
Edward 'Ed' Lindquist
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Dudley Hawks
Harry Hickox ...
Grant
Hortense Petra ...
Mrs. Henrietta Page
Mickey Deems ...
Publicist
Ray Kellogg ...
Detective
John Hart ...
Detective
Phil Arnold ...
Photographer
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The rock group Herman's Hermits, on tour in the USA, is offered an opportunity to have a spaceship named after the group. Several people seem to care whether it happens or not. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Destination way way way out! - The beauties, the beats and the bikinis have one hullabaloo of a rendezvous! See more »

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Musical | Comedy

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12 August 1966 (UK)  »

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Los astronautas del ritmo  »

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The strawberry ice cream cones that Herman and Louisa buy at the stand are a completely different shape when they arrive at the roller coaster (they have grown into a distinct two-scoop shape; at the stand they were just large blobs). See more »

Quotes

Dudley Hawks: How many times must I warn you to stay away from girls?
Herman: But she was someone to talk to.
Dudley Hawks: Oh yes, it all starts with talking, yakity-yakity-yak. But the moment the talking stops, my boy. you're in trouble.
Herman: You have an evil mind.
Dudley Hawks: I'm old enough to enjoy it. You're not. And keep the door locked.
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Wild Love
Written by Fred Karger, Sid Wayne, Ben Weisman
Performed by Herman's Hermits
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Fascinatingly inappropriate
15 May 2001 | by (Springfield, VA) – See all my reviews

I found Hold On to be fascinatingly inappropriate. The filmmakers obviously wanted to cash in on the British Invasion and the success of the Beatles movies, but they clearly were totally out of touch with the youth culture of the time. They made a movie in 1966 starring one of the most popular groups of the 60s, and everything about the film screams the 50s: the writing, the direction, even the incidental music on the soundtrack. I don't blame Arthur Lubin, who was 65 years old at the time and a veteran of 1940s and 1950s films and 1950s and 1960s TV shows. That's exactly what Hold On reminds me of: a peculiar blend of a 1950s movie and a 1960s TV show. It has the look, the sound, even the feel. The producers should have hired someone who had a better feel for the pop music culture of the 1960s. Imagine the Beatles dropped in the middle of a beach party movie, or a Rock Hudson/Doris Day film. Except, of course, the Beatles could act.


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