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Some People (1962)

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The story of three teenaged tearaways Johnnie, Bill and Bert who find themselves at odds with society. Following a brush with the law they have a chance meeting with a local choirmaster who offers them a way of making good.

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Clive Donner

Writer:

John Eldridge
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kenneth More ... Mr. Smith
Ray Brooks ... Johnnie
Anneke Wills ... Anne (as Annika Wills)
David Andrews David Andrews ... Bill
Angela Douglas Angela Douglas ... Terry
David Hemmings ... Bert
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fanny Carby Fanny Carby ... Johnnie's Mother
Harry H. Corbett ... Johnnie's Father
Richard Davies Richard Davies ... Harper (as Richard Davis)
Frankie Dymon Frankie Dymon ... Jimmy (as Frankie Dymon Jnr)
Fred Ferris Fred Ferris ... Court Clerk
Michael Gwynn ... Vicar
Cyril Luckham ... Magistrate
Timothy Nightingale Timothy Nightingale ... Tim
Dean Webb Dean Webb ... Mike
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Storyline

In 1960's Bristol three lads hang around making nuisances of themselves after losing their motorbike licences. Their only other interest is playing rock-and-roll so they welcome the offer from a supportive churchwarden of the use of his church hall. Things go well - with several new members including strong-voiced Terry, sort-of one of their girlfriends, they don't sound bad at all - and one of the guys starts dating the churchwarden's daughter. But his mate is increasingly suspicious that they are being sucked into behaving in a conventional way acceptable to the older generation. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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pop music | independent film | See All (2) »

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From the land of the Beatles, came the young rebels...wild and explosive...

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Drama | Musical

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De unga rebellerna See more »

Filming Locations:

Bristol, England, UK

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Production Co:

Vic Films Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

Rare flight sequence of the experimental aircraft the Bristol 188. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Girls! Girls! Girls! The 1960s (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Yes You Did
Written by Johnny Worth (as Les Vandyke) and Ron Grainer
Sung by Angela Douglas (dubbed by Valerie Mountain)
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one of the best of british
13 December 2003 | by ronrjsmithSee all my reviews

I was 10 when i first saw Some People and managed to catch it on TV often after that, a film of the times to copy a much used phrase. 1962, when American Graffiti was released its advertising slogan was 'where were you in 62' well I was a 10 year old kid living in Edmonton north London, i had a sister 5 years older that took me to see all the films. Some People was all about youth clubs, motorbikes, vicars,English rock'n'roll,shrinkable blue jeans! and boy meets girl. I truly love this film and films of its type'up the junction'for instance one of the best lines of the film is 'jonnys got a new fairing' when you get to see the fairing on the bike its what we later called a grandad fairing, not a patch on a new suzuki gsxr's fairing today, i think this film was the main reason i became a ROCKER a few years later. the opening line of the sound track is as relevant today as it was 40 years ago 'Some People think that kids today have gone astray' does this sound familiar? well its followed by 'Well they should know cos they were kids once too' that kind of sums it up.i need a copy.RjS


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