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Finders Keepers (1966)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical | March 1967 (USA)
Cliff Richard and the Shadows arrive in a small Spanish town for a concert when a U.S. plane accidentally drops a mini-bomb on it. The Shadows look for the bomb to return it.

Director:

Sidney Hayers

Writers:

Michael Pertwee (screenplay), George H. Brown (original story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cliff Richard ... Cliff
Brian Bennett ... One of The Shadows (as The Shadows)
John Rostill John Rostill ... One of The Shadows (as The Shadows)
Robert Morley ... Colonel Roberts
Peggy Mount ... Mrs. Bragg
Viviane Ventura ... Emilia
Graham Stark ... Burke
John Le Mesurier ... Mr. X
Robert Hutton ... Commander
Gordon Ruttan Gordon Ruttan ... Junior Officer
Ellen Pollock Ellen Pollock ... Grandma
Ernest Clark ... Air Marshal
Burnell Tucker ... Pilot
George Roderick ... Priest
Bill Mitchell Bill Mitchell ... G.I. Guard
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Cliff Richard and the Shadows arrive in a small Spanish town for a concert when a U.S. plane accidentally drops a mini-bomb on it. The Shadows look for the bomb to return it.

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The beat is the wildest! The blast is the craziest! ... and the fun is where you find it!

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

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Washer Woman
Written by The Shadows
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Through a distant haze
19 October 2007 | by neil-476See all my reviews

I saw this film just the once, when it first came out and I was in my teens. I remember it being on a par with Cliff's other films - enjoyable, colourful, escapist nonsense, enhanced with some good songs.

But what has happened to it? The Young Ones, Summer Holiday, and Wonderful Life have all featured regularly on British TV and have had video and DVD releases, yet Finders Keepers has disappeared almost without trace (this is also true of Cliff's subsequent films Take Me High and Two A Penny, but they weren't musicals: Finders Keepers is.

The film's songs are all good. Written by the Shadows, they are mostly cheerful and plot-relevant, and they include the haunting This Day, a ballad performed while boating through subterranean caverns, I think. The soundtrack is well worth a listen.

Personally, I'd welcome an opportunity to see the darn thing again.

Addition: I have acquired a somewhat under the radar DVD of Finders Keepers - dubbed from an off-air VHS taping, I suspect. The songs are, indeed, all very good. The rest of the film, alas, is not. The plot is ludicrous, the script is poor, people behave in all sorts of illogical ways, and even the British comedy stalwarts are ill-treated by what they are given to do (I never thought I would report that John Le Mesurier wasn't very good but, sadly, it is so). And the editing of the climactic musical number is shambolic.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1967 (USA) See more »

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Si la hallaste, es tuya See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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