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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.


Clive Donner


John Eldridge (screenplay)





Cast overview:
Kenneth More ... Smith
Ray Brooks ... Johnnie
Anneke Wills ... Anne (as Annika Wills)
David Andrews David Andrews ... Bill
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


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) »


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


Drama | Musical


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Did You Know?


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


Bill is among the crowd on the roller skating rink when he's dragged off by the stewards for causing trouble but at this point he's no longer wearing skates. See more »


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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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A great film of its time and now historically relevant too.
18 November 2003 | by SJchapmanSee all my reviews

I first saw this film when I was 14 years old and have loved it ever since. It captured the atmosphere of the early 1960s perfectly and is a true snapshot of the times.

I can remember sitting in the cinema surrounded by other teenagers all dressed in black leather jackets, tight blue jeans and winkle-pickers. I can also remember seeing countless trails of blue smoke rising to the ceiling, as everyone smoked in the cinema in those days.

The music is also very typical of the time, and I am lucky enough to have the 45rpm E.P. of the soundtrack by Valerie Mountain and the Eagles.

I would love to see the film again, but I have only seen it on television once, and that was probably about 20 years ago. It was filmed in Bristol and I know that the city has changed considerably since then, so it is now of interest not only for the content and story, but also for the location in which it was shot.

I think this film is priceless and I cannot understand why it seems to have disappeared altogether. Perhaps it will be shown on TV again sometime?

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Release Date:

June 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De unga rebellerna See more »

Filming Locations:

Bristol, England, UK

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Vic Films Productions See more »
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Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)
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