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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 »

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Michael Winner

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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 ... Herself
Bernie Winters Bernie Winters ... Sydney Norman
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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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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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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

Referenced in H: Une histoire de frère (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Who Can Say?
Music by Norrie Paramor
Lyrics by Norman Newell
Sung by Danny Williams
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Not the Best but still great
23 March 2006 | by sounds-magicSee all my reviews

Its shameful how people can just write off Billy Fury OK the film itself wouldn't earn an Oscar for being original or clever but as a snapshot of what was going on in the British music screen it has an English charm OK the acting is not up to par ( although directed by the now acclaimed Michael Winner - his first feature film here ) however BILLY FURY at that stage in his career WAS NOT a copy of Elvis and definitely not a --SPASTIC BOBBY DARIN - NO WAY

he was an established artist a singer with great sounds / voice and stage presence and was just doing what every star of there day - including Elvis with his many a same plot film - going onto the big screen.

Helen Shapiro was OK ,and like Bobby Vee in 2006 still going strong .

the film PLAY IT COOL is a piece of little history and should not be dismissed neither disrespected of the late great BILLY FURY

keep on rockin


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