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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 ...
...
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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(Metrocolor) (Portugal)| (Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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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

[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Ornshaw: Because it's a bloody silly out-of-date language do you mean, sir?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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Teachers Chase
Performed by Richard Hewson Orchestra
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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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