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Swingers' Paradise (1964)

Wonderful Life (original title)
A group of (literally) drifting popsters find themselves involved in a grim sand-and-sandals desert movie. They reckon a few song-and-dance numbers would liven things up.

Director:

Sidney J. Furie

Writers:

Peter Myers (original story and screenplay), Ronald Cass (original story and screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Cliff Richard ... Johnnie
Walter Slezak ... Lloyd Davis
Susan Hampshire ... Jenny Taylor
Hank B. Marvin Hank B. Marvin ... Hank (as The Shadows)
Bruce Welch Bruce Welch ... Bruce (as The Shadows)
Brian Bennett ... Brian (as The Shadows)
John Rostill John Rostill ... John (as The Shadows)
Melvyn Hayes ... Jerry
Richard O'Sullivan ... Edward
Una Stubbs ... Barbara Tate
Derek Bond ... Douglas Leslie
Gerald Harper Gerald Harper ... Sheik / Scotsman / Harold
Joseph Cuby ... Miguel (as Joe Cuby)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Royston Ellis Royston Ellis
The Shadows The Shadows ... The Shadows
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Storyline

A group of (literally) drifting popsters find themselves involved in a grim sand-and-sandals desert movie. They reckon a few song-and-dance numbers would liven things up. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Taglines:

Cliff's back! - He's swingin' singin' livin' and dancin' to a dozen it tunes!

Genres:

Music | Musical | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 July 1964 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Swingers' Paradise See more »

Filming Locations:

Canary Islands, Spain See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Derek Bond was booked after Dennis Price who was first hired was fired. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the "Home" sequence, Johnny, Jerry and Edward sit on the back of the boat and have to pretend they are falling backwards off the stern. Moments before they are supposed to fall, the hands of two or three members of the crew can be seen raising into shot ready to catch them. See more »

Connections

References The Wooden Horse (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

The Yankee Doodle Boy
(uncredited)
Written by George M. Cohan
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Adrift in a sea of no ideas
26 February 2003 | by ed-1573See all my reviews

This is the third in a series of Cliff Richard films and the weakest of the lot. 'The Young Ones' was fun, 'Summer Holiday' was great, but by this time the screenwriters knew they had to make a film but didn't know what it should be about. In the end it's about nothing much at all. The music is flat for the most part and closer to show music than rock'n'roll.

It's not surprising that they didn't make a fourth.


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