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Charley Moon (1956)

 -  Musical  -  1 May 1956 (UK)
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Life and loves of a country boy who makes it on the London stage, but misses home.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Max Bygraves ...
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Harold Armytage
Michael Medwin ...
Alf Higgins
Florence Desmond ...
Mary Minton
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Angel Dream
Patricia Driscoll ...
Rose
Charles Victor ...
Miller Moon
Reginald Beckwith ...
Vicar
Cyril Raymond ...
Bill
Peter Jones ...
Stewart
Newton Blick ...
Monty Brass
Vic Wise ...
Solly Silvers
Lou Jacobi ...
Rosenberg
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Brother-in-Law
Bill Fraser ...
Marber
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Life and loves of a country boy who makes it on the London stage, but misses home.

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The featured song "Out of Town" was a British Top 30 hit for Max Bygraves. See more »

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Three Wishes
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Written by Phil Park, Colin Cleaver and Charles Tovey
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Decent, but too mild
1 November 2012 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

I found this musical decent enough with some good tunes (especially during Charley's stage performances) but failing to make much of an impression.

At first I thought it was because the story had clichéd elements in it that have been seen a million times before, especially when Charley finds that - gasp! - fame and fortune isn't all it's cracked up to be.

But that wasn't the main reason as there have been plenty of great movie musicals full of clichés and obvious story lines.

I think what holds this film back is that it lacks what the best Hollywood musicals of this era had, especially the MGM ones. Namely, a confident sense of style and pizazz and a desire to be noticed.

The style of 'Charley Moon' is all too modest. Take for example the early segment where Charley Moon's father dies. In a top line Hollywood musical of the day, the melodrama from this would be milked for all its worth. Here, it barely registers any impact.

Despite this, it's an OK film. It has some good tunes and is given a level of quality by it's impressive supporting cast (especially Dennis Price). In the lead Max Bygraves is a bit awkward early on but is personable enough and does a solid job overall.


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