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Melody (1971)

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

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Tracy Hyde ...
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Colin Barrie ...
Chambers
Billy Franks ...
Burgess
Ashley Knight ...
Stacey
Craig Marriott ...
Dadds
William Vanderpuye ...
O'Leary
Peter Walton ...
Fensham
Camille Davis ...
Dawn Hope ...
Kay Skinner ...
Peggy
Lesley Roach ...
Rhoda
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Mrs Latimer
Kate Williams ...
Mrs Perkins
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 April 1971 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

S.W.A.L.K.  »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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(Metrocolor) (Portugal)| (Colour by) (Eastman Colour)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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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Crazy Credits

Film closes with: Love Melody xx x See more »

Connections

Referenced in Moonrise Kingdom (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Memories are made of this
31 October 2000 | by 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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