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Hold On! (1966)

Not Rated | | Musical, Comedy | 12 August 1966 (UK)
British beat 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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(as James B. Gordon)
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Herman (as Peter Blair Noone)
Karl Green ...
Karl
Keith Hopwood ...
Keith
Derek Leckenby ...
Derek
Barry Whitwam ...
Barry
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Ed Lindquist
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Ray Kellogg ...
Detective
Harry Hickox ...
Grant
Hortense Petra ...
Mrs. Henrietta Page
Mickey Deems ...
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Phil Arnold ...
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British beat 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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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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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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12 August 1966 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Los astronautas del ritmo  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Noel Gay's name is given as "Noel Tay" in the opening credits. 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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Make Me Happy
Written by Fred Karger, Sid Wayne, Ben Weisman
Performed by Shelley Fabares
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Mrs. Fabares You've Got A Lovely Daughter
19 January 2010 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

In its brief vogue of popularity, Herman's Hermits tried to keep the bubblegum popularity of the Beatles after the Beatles and the rest of the culture went psychedelic and counterculture. In that they were successful as long as the vogue for them lasted. Even today lead singer Peter Blair Dennis No one enjoys a lot of popularity on the nostalgia circuit among his aging fans.

Some have said that Hold On! is a ripoff of A Hard Day's Night and it follows that pattern to some degree. Actually it's more like an extended version of a Monkey's television show. And down to today you can still see pop groups still using this model, just look at the Jonas Brothers television series on the Disney Channel.

In a whirlwind tour of the USA, Herman's Hermits becomes the victims of a publicity seeking actress played by Sue Ane Langdon, they get a NASA rocket named for them, and No one gets himself involved with young society girl Shelley Fabares whose mother has bought the Hermits for one of her society charity events. Some of these things don't quite come off as well as the others.

The aging fans of Herman's Hermits will remember Hold On! with nostalgia. What the film does lack is any of the identifiable songs from the boys back in the day. The score is hardly that of A Hard Day's Night or even Help!. But the film is a pleasant enough diversion and I don't think those who watch it are expecting too much.


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