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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

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 ...
Rhoda
Sheila Steafel ...
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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Taglines:

They said they were too young to fall in love. 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.  »

Box Office

Budget:

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

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The producers spent several months looking for a young actress to play the title role before casting Tracy Hyde. 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Ornshaw: Because it's a bloody silly out-of-date language do you mean, sir?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 silly out-of-date language, Ornshaw?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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Crazy Credits

Film closes with: Love Melody xx x See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nowhere Boy (2009) 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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The most tender movie of my childhood.
23 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

I am 32 years old now and have not had the opportunity to see this movie since I was 10 years old. Lucky for the few that have. If anyone knows where to find this movie for purchase, please let us know. My heart beats faster by knowing that there are other's out there that were touched and also felt the same warm feelings that these young actors were able to share on the screen. I will still consider this my favorite movie and I am just glad that after several movie searches, I was able to get more details...a 10 year old child's memory is not very good. May we all keep our sweet and tender melody of childhood! Danny


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