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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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Si la hallaste, es tuya See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Soundtracks

La La La Song
Written by The Shadows
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Amiable Nonsense For Cliff Richard & 1960s Pop Fans
20 April 2002 | by dtbSee all my reviews

I caught FINDERS KEEPERS on The Mystery Channel, of all things. Well, spies and a missing mini atom bomb *do* figure in the plot, so I guess it's not *totally* out of place on the Mystery Channel lineup... :-) I have sort of a chart for rock 'n' roll comedies, with the following ratings: A HARD DAY'S NIGHT is my "Excellent" rating, HELP! is "Very Good," Elvis Presley's DOUBLE TROUBLE is "Good," THE GHOST GOES GEAR is "Fair," and CATALINA CAPER is "Poor." I place FINDERS KEEPERS somewhere between DOUBLE TROUBLE and THE GHOST GOES GEAR! :-) As screen presences, Cliff Richard and the Shadows don't quite have the sparkle of The Beatles, but they're still pretty cute and amiable, and they're surrounded by such fine British character actors as Robert Morley and Graham Stark. Also, it's sort of oddly endearing to see a film from such an innocent era that an A-bomb can be used as a comic McGuffin (unlike in the recent unfairly underrated BIG TROUBLE; most audiences are too spooked to appreciate the satiric possibilities in their cynically funny, Billy Wilder-esque treatment of atomic bombs and laissez faire airport security...but I digress...). And the use of paella as a love song cue is one of the most hilariously hokey rock movie song cues outside of a typical Elvis Presley flick! If you like Cliff Richard and/or the kind of cheerful lighthearted, lightheaded pop music movies they cranked out in the 1950s and '60s, FINDERS KEEPERS is pleasant fare for a lazy afternoon if you happen to stumble across it on cable.


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