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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 (screenplay)
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Cast

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

Company Credits

Production Co:

Vic Films Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)
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Trivia

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

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

Soundtracks

Some People
(uncredited)
Written by Johnny Worth (as Les Vandyke) and Ron Grainer
Sung by Angela Douglas (dubbed by Valerie Mountain) and The Eagles
Calliope played by Ron Grainer
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Bristol in its gritty glory!
27 January 2016 | by TheMightyEyeSee all my reviews

Not many films used to be shot in Bristol, England in the 1960s. But Some People was shot entirely in and around the old city going out of its way to show the main characters in the very spots they would actually have been hanging about in real life as aimless teenagers. I know for certain because my parents were courting teens at that very time in that very place. I showed them the film recently (yes they're still a couple 54 years later) and the locations were very accurate to life as they knew it. My father actually worked in the Aircraft factory featured. The dance club in the film was the top spot for young Bristolians to cut a rug in 1962, a favorite place for them and all of their young friends (the front door manned by no less than Dave Prowse (not in the film unfortunately), the actor who made good as Darth Vader in a slightly better known film.) Bristol has changed but not so much that anyone familiar with it wouldn't know most of the locales.

Not much of a film really critically speaking, but well cast, well meaning, and well...it's not half bad. If you know the place it's a precious document though of a time and place which can never be duplicated.


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