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Les bicyclettes de Belsize (1969)

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Anthony May ...
The Boy - Steve
The Girl - Julie
Leslie Goddard ...
Little Girl - Kate
Barney Reisz ...
Little Boy (as Barny Reisz)


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The film was inspired by Englebert Humperdink's 1968 hit song of the same name. See more »


Near the end, as the boy and the girl walk out of the trees to the song 'Julie,' the boy is on the left of the girl. As the camera shot changes to a distant one, they emerge having changed sides, without having had time to do so. See more »


All I Need Is Love
Written and Performed by Les Reed And His Orchestra
Sung by Jane Marlowe
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Magical !
16 January 2005 | by (Urmston, Manchester, UK) – See all my reviews

This is one of those films that once seen stays in your mind always - initially for the haunting theme ( Engelbert Humperdinck's most bearable work ! ) but then for a dreamy London unsurpassed until Four Weddings/Notting Hill

It is also one of the films that should have been made more readily available on video or DVD - thank goodness for those rare TV showings on Channel 4. £75 for a video seems high but in this case it would be worth it.

Strange that some of Peter Cooks ( Judy Huxtable's husband at this time ) like The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer and The Wrong Box are also woefully unavailable. Oh for a legal short run on-demand DVD press.

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