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It's a Wonderful World (1956)

Approved | | Musical, Comedy | 1959 (USA)
Two struggling songwriters have an unexpected hit on their hands after they discover a unique way of composing.


Val Guest


Val Guest (original story), Val Guest (screen play)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Terence Morgan ... Ray Thompson
George Cole ... Ken Millar
Kathleen Harrison ... Miss Gilly
Mylène Demongeot ... Georgie (as Mylene Nicole)
Dennis Lotis ... Self
Ted Heath ... Self
James Hayter ... Bert Fielding
Harold Lang Harold Lang ... Mervyn Wade
Maurice Kaufmann ... Paul Taylor
Richard Wattis ... Harold
Reginald Beckwith ... Professional Manager
Charles Clay Charles Clay ... Sir Thomas Van Broughton
Derek Blomfield ... Arranger
Jock McKay Jock McKay ... Performer
Douglas Blackwell Douglas Blackwell ... 1ST Demonstrator


Two struggling songwriters have an unexpected hit on their hands after they discover a unique way of composing.

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songwriter | singer | See All (2) »


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Musical | Comedy


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Music by Ted Heath
Lyrics by Moira Heath
Performed by Dennis Lotis (uncredited)
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Tedious and very dated!
21 July 2019 | by geoffm60295See all my reviews

This film essentially harks back to the 40's and early 50's when big bands ruled the airwaves of popular music together with ballad singers like Denis Lotis and his ilk. However, by 1956, when this film was released, this type of easy listening music was being swept away by more exciting and vibrant sounds of rock 'n' roll. It was great to see the great band leader Ted Heath, but this film, even in 1956 must have had a very dated feel about it when it hit the cinemas, since teenagers had begun to buy, listen and dance to a completely different type of music! The story line about two music composers who hit upon the idea of playing music backwards, hoping it would prove to be a commercial success was frankly daft. George Cole and Terence Morgan are ill suited as the 'young men' thirsting for musical success, as they look like two very dull, middle - aged men in suits, who are totally unconvincing in their roles. The sings featured are lifeless and the dialogue is tedious! It might be ok to watch this film on a cold, rainy afternoon for purely reasons of nostalgia!

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1959 (USA) See more »

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Der er musik i luften See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)


Color (Technicolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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