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S.W.A.L.K. (1971)
"Melody" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  21 April 1971 (UK)
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Two youngsters declare to their parents that they want to get married. Not sometime in the future but as soon as possible. The story is told from the children's point of view.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Tracy Hyde ...
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Ornshaw
Colin Barrie ...
Chambers
Billy Franks ...
Burgess
Ashley Knight ...
Stacey
Craig Marriott ...
Dadds
William Vanderpuye ...
O'Leary
Peter Walton ...
Fensham
Camille Davis ...
Muriel
Dawn Hope ...
Maureen
Kay Skinner ...
Peggy
Lesley Roach ...
Rhoda
Sheila Steafel ...
Mrs. Latimer
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Mr. Perkins
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Two youngsters declare to their parents that they want to get married. Not sometime in the future but as soon as possible. The story is told from the children's point of view. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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A tender love story for everyone who was ever twelve years old.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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G | See all certifications »

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21 April 1971 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Melody  »

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(Metrocolor) (Portugal)| (Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Mark Lester and Jack Wild had previously appeared together as Oliver Twist and the Artful Dodger in Oliver! (1968), the Oscar winning musical adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic. See more »

Quotes

[in the school office about to get "slippered"]
Mr. Dicks: Now, why are you here, Ornshaw?
Ornshaw: Because you invited me, sir.
Mr. Dicks: And why did I invite you, Ornshaw?
Ornshaw: Well, because I couldn't translate the latin, sir.
Mr. Dicks: Why, Ornsahw? WHY?
Ornshaw: Because it's a bloody silly out-of-date language do you mean, sir?
Mr. Dicks: Two was it, Ornhsaw... I think we'll make it four...
[trying to hold his temper]
Mr. Dicks: ...and why do you think it's a... silly out-of-date language, Ornshaw?
[...]
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Performed by Richard Hewson Orchestra
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Remember when...
15 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

What can I say? I love this film! I saw it when I was 8 and living in Argentina. I was later disappointed to find that it was hard to find in the US, but thanks to the wonders of the Internet I was able to find it and own it and noticed it has quite a following. It may not be for everyone, especially if you like action packed, fast paced films.

However, if you like a simple love story, good 'Bee Gees' and 'Crosby, Stills & Nash and Young' music, and a happy feeling, watch this


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