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That'll Be the Day (1973)

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Mike
Rosemary Leach ...
Mrs. MacLaine
James Booth ...
Mr. MacLaine
Billy Fury ...
Stormy Tempest
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Rosalind Ayres ...
Brenda Bruce ...
Doreen
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Terry
Verna Harvey ...
Wendy
James Ottaway ...
Granddad
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Sandra
Beth Morris ...
Jean
Daphne Oxenford ...
Mrs. Sutcliffe
Kim Braden ...
Charlotte
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Abandoned by his father at an early age, Jim MacLaine seems to have inherited the old man's restlessness. Despite his apparent intelligence, Jim decides not to take the exams that would pave his way to university. He lives, for a time, a life consisting of dead-end jobs and meaningless sex, before returning home to work in his mother's shop. But still he can't settle down; he begins to think that the life of a pop musician might be the thing for him. Written by George S. Davis <mgeorges@prodigy.net>

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14 January 1974 (Sweden)  »

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Az lesz majd a nap  »

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Trivia

Producer David Puttnam was impressed by Harry Nilsson's song "1941" and asked writer Ray Connolly to create a screenplay based on it. The resulting film resembles the song in all key respects except a funfair substitutes the circus of the song. See more »

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The song, "Long Live Rock" was written by Pete Townshend of The Who and not released until 1972, well after the period of this film. See more »

Quotes

Mike: You'll like Bath... better class of fuck in Bath.
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Features Horrors of the Black Museum (1959) See more »

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Slow Down
Written by Larry Williams
Sung by Eugene Wallace
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Superb film with great performance by Essex
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ITV have just shown the Jim Maclaine(David Essex) films of which this is the first and Stardust is the second and as an avid supporter and fan of sixties and seventies British cinema i thought i had to check it out.

It doesn't disappoint with its gritty evocation of a fifties childhood with a lack of a father figure. Jim then turns to the Rock and Roll world when he buys a guitar from a pawn shop at the end. His rise and fall is taken up in Stardust with Adam Faith taking the Ringo Starr role as Mike.

Great, forgotten film with superior performances from Essex and Ringo Starr and a good cameo from Keith Moon and Billy Fury.


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