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Wonderful to Be Young! (1961)

The Young Ones (original title)
Nicky and his friends find that their youth club is in danger of being flattened to make way for a new office block unless they can come up with £1500 to pay the new owner, the ruthless ... See full summary »

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Sidney J. Furie
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cliff Richard ... Nicholas 'Nicky' Black
Robert Morley ... Hamilton Black
Carole Gray ... Toni
Jet Harris Jet Harris ... Himself (bass guitar) (as The Shadows)
Hank B. Marvin Hank B. Marvin ... Himself (lead guitar (as The Shadows)
Tony Meehan Tony Meehan ... Himself (drums) (as The Shadows)
Bruce Welch Bruce Welch ... Himself (rhythm guitar) (as The Shadows)
Teddy Green Teddy Green ... Chris
Richard O'Sullivan ... Ernest
Melvyn Hayes ... Jimmy
Annette Robertson Annette Robertson ... Barbara
Robertson Hare Robertson Hare ... Chauffeur
Sonya Cordeau ... Dorinda Morell
Sean Sullivan ... Eddie
Harold Scott ... Dench
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Storyline

Nicky and his friends find that their youth club is in danger of being flattened to make way for a new office block unless they can come up with £1500 to pay the new owner, the ruthless property tycoon Hamilton Black. To help raise the cash, Nicky records a song and his friends broadcast it via a pirate radio station, touting him as "The Mystery Singer" - the plan works and interest in their up and coming show is heightened by this new but unknown heart-throb. But Nicky has an even bigger secret and one that he cannot share, even with his girlfriend Toni... Hamilton Black is his father. Written by Rhino <rhino@blueyonder.co.uk>

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Taglines:

Seventeen New and Wonderful! Wonderful! Songs See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 1962 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Wonderful to Be Young! See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Barbra Streisand, Audrey Hepburn and Millicent Martin were all considered to pay the leading lady in the film. See more »

Connections

Featured in Hollywood U.K.: Making It in London (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

We Say Yeah
Written by Peter Gormley, Bruce Welch and Hank B. Marvin
Performed by Cliff Richard and The Shadows
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It is what it is
1 May 2011 | by diesel03See all my reviews

This movie was made when this was what people were watching. Full of fun young people doing fun things. I love looking at the fashion and t he dancing. Cliff Richard was so cute back in the early days. The ketches on the stage are cute and there is enough of a plot to make it more than just another movie to star a famous band. Yes the shadows are awesome but they only add to it not steal they show. As for predictable...so what! Most movies today are predicable in some way. So don't let anyone sway you from not experiencing this movie, make you own opinion. Enjoy the movie for what it is and don't over examine it. The Young Ones was one of my faves when I was a teenager and still is today.


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