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

G  |   |  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 ...
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. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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G | See all certifications »

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21 April 1971 (UK)  »

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S.W.A.L.K.  »

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Renowned filmmakers such as Alejandro González Iñárritu and Wes Anderson are proclaimed fans of the film. Iñárritu stated that it was one of the first films that created a huge impact on him when he first saw it as a child. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Ornshaw: Some people are winners and some people are losers.
Daniel: Who says who's gonna be what?
Ornshaw: Don't ask me, that's all done before we get on this earth. I mean, it's him up there. He says, "You, you're gonna be red-hot at the triple jump, and you, you're gonna be bloody useless!"
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Referenced in Moonrise Kingdom (2012) See more »

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Working on it Night and Day
Written by Richard Hewson and Gordon Gray
Performed by Richard Hewson Orchestra with Barry Hewson
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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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