There never was much money in the New Zealand film industry in the 1960s and the lack of budget shows alarmingly in this cheap beat musical. The plot is as simple as they come - two drummers vie for the affections of the same girl and a place in the band at the same gig, featuring New Zealand icon Howard Morrison. The humour is laboured, the script and acting are weak and the cinematography and direction are ordinary but this curio is worth seeking out for the rare musical performances from Morrison, Australia's Normie Rowe, Kiri Te Kanawa, Lew Pryme and, best of all, the fabulous Quin Tikis. But, like the cheap American rock and roll musicals of the fifties, the tunes are the only thing that hold the film together.
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