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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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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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21 April 1971 (UK)  »

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A Espada  »

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Trivia

The film's alternative title S.W.A.L.K. is a common British abbreviation for Sealed With A Loving Kiss, a phrase that lovers write on the envelope of love letters to each other. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Headmaster: If you're gallivanting off somewhere you can't be at school. If you can't be at school we can't teach you. And if we can't teach you, you'll end up a bunch of raving imbeciles like the generation above you.
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Referenced in The Virgin Suicides (1999) See more »

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Teach Your Children
Written by Graham Nash
Performed by Crosby Stills Nash & Young
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Turned me into a hopeless romantic
13 March 2000 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie as a child while I was living overseas (Panama) I believe it was first titled "To Love Somebody" and then later "Melody". I share the same feelings as the others who have commented. The film is the absolute bomb! It rates as my favorite movie of all time. I would love to see it again, since it's stuck with me all these years, but I can't find it anywhere! I'm in the entertainment business, and I would love to be part of the re-make!


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