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S.W.A.L.K. (1971)

Melody (original title)
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.



(original story and screenplay)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tracy Hyde ...
Colin Barrie ...
Billy Franks ...
Ashley Knight ...
Craig Marriott ...
William Vanderpuye ...
Peter Walton ...
Camille Davis ...
Dawn Hope ...
Kay Skinner ...
Lesley Roach ...
Sheila Steafel ...
Mrs Latimer
Kate Williams ...
Mrs Perkins


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. See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

21 April 1971 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

S.W.A.L.K.  »

Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


(Metrocolor) (Portugal)| (Colour by) (Eastman Colour)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The producers spent several months looking for a young actress to play the title role before casting Tracy Hyde. See more »


Daniel's cello playing bears no relation to the soundtrack at c.45 minutes. See more »


Maureen: Do you kiss boys, Muriel?
Muriel: Sometimes, if I like him enough.
Melody: Aren't you frightened?
Muriel: Oh, why should I be frightened? It's quite nice when you get used to it.
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Crazy Credits

Film closes with: Love Melody xx x See more »


Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »


Teach Your Children
Written by Graham Nash
Performed by Crosby Stills Nash & Young
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Memories are made of this
31 October 2000 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I recently unearthed a school art project of a LP album cover I had made at the tender age of 16. It was a cover made for the soundtrack to the film 'Melody (S.W.A.L.K.)'. This prompted an internet search for a copy of the album. I was overjoyed to find one and paid a fortune to get it. The original was given to my girlfriend at the time and cost only a couple of pounds. When I first saw the film that prompted the original purchase, I was 16. I was in love. And I had turned my every waking moment to my girlfriend. In short, this film mirrored my life at the time. Listening to the tracks has recaptured 'Love's Young Dream' and I would love to be able to get a VHS copy. I don't think I would be disappointed to see it again as this film is timeless.

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