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What a Crazy World (1963)

Unemployed East End lad Alf Hitchens has an on-off relationship with his girlfriend Marilyn and a dream of hitting the big time in the music business. Cheerful pop musical with a ... See full summary »

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Michael Carreras

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Alan Klein (screenplay), Michael Carreras (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Goodman Michael Goodman ... Joey
Joe Brown Joe Brown ... Alf Hitchens
Susan Maughan Susan Maughan ... Marilyn
Grazina Frame Grazina Frame ... Doris
Marty Wilde Marty Wilde ... Herbie
David Nott David Nott ... Lenny, The Boys
Barry Bethel Barry Bethel ... Dave, The Boys
Alan Klein Alan Klein ... Jervis, The Boys
Harry H. Corbett ... Sam
Avis Bunnage Avis Bunnage ... Mary
Michael Ripper ... The Common Man
Larry Dann ... Chas
Brian Cronin Brian Cronin ... Harry
Tracy Rogers Tracy Rogers ... Secretary (as Tracey Rogers)
Fanny Carby Fanny Carby ... Dolly
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Storyline

Unemployed East End lad Alf Hitchens has an on-off relationship with his girlfriend Marilyn and a dream of hitting the big time in the music business. Cheerful pop musical with a working-class background which uses a number of genuine London locations. Written by Allen Dace <a.w.dace@maff.gov.uk>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 1963 (UK) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Ripper who is credited as 'The Common man' plays 6 parts - Employment exchange clerk, passenger on bus, amusement arcade attendant, road sweeper, park keeper and man in cinema. See more »

Goofs

Alf (Joe Brown) is on a bus with Marilyn (Susan Maughan) going West along the London Embankment. She gets off by Cleopatras Needle while he carries on. Next he's walking along Denmark Street which is in the opposite direction in the West End. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Human Jungle: Struggle for a Mind (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Alfred Hitchins
(uncredited)
Written by Alan Klein
Performed by Susan Maughan
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Bright sixties musical
18 February 2017 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

It was Rock Around The Clock that really ignited the craze for rock n roll musically.Most of them made very cheaply and quickly forgettable.This is built round the comment Joe Brown.No actor with an engaging personality.This features both pop stars and experienced actors.The mix works rather well.The music is catchy if unmentionable.There is a lot of location work in sixties London.Also featured are popular entertainments of the sixties.Bingo and ten pin bowling being uses of old cinemas.We also see an extract from The Mummy,a Hammer success of the era.This is no classic but it is an interesting picture of an era now over half a century ago.


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