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Play It Cool (1962)

Stars Billy Fury (Britain's answer to Elvis Presley) and features cameos from some other stars from the sixties, with Bobby Vee, Helen Shapiro and Shane Fenton (better known as Alvin ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Winner

Writer:

Jack Henry
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Fury ... Billy Universe
Michael Anderson Jr. ... Alvin
Dennis Price ... Sir Charles Bryant
Richard Wattis ... Nervous Man
Anna Palk ... Ann Bryant
Keith Hamshere ... Ring-a-Ding
Ray Brooks ... Freddy
Jeremy Bulloch ... Joey
Maurice Kaufmann ... Larry Granger
Peter Barkworth ... Skinner
Max Bacon Max Bacon ... Lotus Proprietor
Monte Landis Monte Landis ... Horace - the Beatnik Man
Felicity Young Felicity Young ... Yvonne Pemberton
Helen Shapiro Helen Shapiro ... Herself
Bernie Winters Bernie Winters ... Sydney Norman
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Storyline

Stars Billy Fury (Britain's answer to Elvis Presley) and features cameos from some other stars from the sixties, with Bobby Vee, Helen Shapiro and Shane Fenton (better known as Alvin Stardust). On a plane is Billy and his band on their way to take part in a song contest, also on board is Ann Bryant, who's been abroad by her wealthy father, to stop her infatuation with popstar Larry Granger. The plane is forced to return to the airport and Billy and his band persuade Ann to join them and together they search London's nightclubs for Larry.

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Twist Vs. Swing! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Musical

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 May 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eggande toner See more »

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Mono
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The statue of the troglodyte guitarist which appears in the nightclub also appears in Rudi's Bar in The Human Jungle S1/6 A Friend of the Sergeant Major (4/5/63) and the maze of Laurence Olivier's House in Sleuth (1972) See more »

Connections

Featured in Trailer Cinema (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Why Little Girl
Written by Alvin Stardust (as Bernard Jewry) and Ron Fraser
Sung by Alvin Stardust (as Shane Fenton)
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what 1962 looked and sounded like. .
14 May 2017 | by ptb-8See all my reviews

I'd give this 9 out of ten of Bobby Vee sang a few more songs. Billy Fury and Helen Shapiro appear and sing adding much interest to this well made 1962 Brit nightclub musical with excellent images and music allowing more than a dream glimpse into London of the time. This is a good scrapbook/jukebox musical and I certainly encourage you to enjoy it. I find Bobby See astonishing. He died recently and equipped with looks and song talent he is a welcome addition to this movie. Helen Shapiro is gorgeous and very direct in her style. Billy Fury is an Elvis/Cliff Richard mix and I have no argument with his performance or style. I know the limp floppy look of Fury irritates some but it was his individual look and it worked for him. This is a well made musical and a bonus with the guest stars and the crafted musical sequences.


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