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Born to Boogie (1972)

Approved | | Music | 15 April 1973 (UK)
Documentary about T-Rex includes concert footage and staged sequences. Ringo's directorial work is mindful of touches used in "Magical Mystery Tour."

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Marc Bolan ...
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Mickey Finn ...
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Waiter
Hilary Bluebyrd
George Claydon ...
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Steve Currie ...
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Bill Legend ...
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Mune Light ...
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Chelita Secunda ...
Nun (as Miss Chelita)
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Documentary about T-Rex includes concert footage and staged sequences. Ringo's directorial work is mindful of touches used in "Magical Mystery Tour."

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Wasted opportunity
12 August 2015 | by (Chile) – See all my reviews

It's a pity that this couldn't have been just a live concert but no, Ringo just had to show what a jolly fanciful eccentric chap he was so half the film will make you squirm and wince. Him and Marc mugging at the camera and dissolving into peals of laughter at their own japery will have you reaching for the sick bucket.

That said, the live footage is great apart from the last tune which sadly degenerates into a total racket and confirms that Marc was no Ronno, while the acoustic versions of Spaceball Ricochet and Cosmic Dancer will make your toes curl with embarrassment.

The rest is the most pretentious self-indulgent "whimsical" claptrap you'll ever see apart from Magical Mystery Tour. Shoulda just shown the whole gig and left out the Mad Hatter's Tea Party crap and the rest.


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