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Hold On! (1966)

Not Rated | | Musical, Comedy | 12 August 1966 (UK)
British beat group Herman's Hermits, on tour in the USA, is offered an opportunity to have a spaceship named after the group. Several people seem to care whether it happens or not.


Arthur Lubin


Robert E. Kent (as James B. Gordon)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Noone ... Herman (as Peter Blair Noone)
Karl Green Karl Green ... Karl
Keith Hopwood Keith Hopwood ... Keith
Derek Leckenby Derek Leckenby ... Derek
Barry Whitwam Barry Whitwam ... Barry
Shelley Fabares ... Louisa Page
Sue Ane Langdon ... Cecile Bannister
Herbert Anderson ... Ed Lindquist
Bernard Fox ... Dudley Hawks
Ray Kellogg Ray Kellogg ... Detective
Harry Hickox ... Grant
Hortense Petra Hortense Petra ... Mrs. Henrietta Page
Mickey Deems Mickey Deems ... Publicist
John Hart ... Detective
Phil Arnold ... Photographer


British beat group Herman's Hermits, on tour in the USA, is offered an opportunity to have a spaceship named after the group. Several people seem to care whether it happens or not.

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Destination way way way out! - The beauties, the beats and the bikinis have one hullabaloo of a rendezvous! See more »


Musical | Comedy


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Release Date:

12 August 1966 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Los astronautas del ritmo See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Four-Leaf Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)


Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In both a scene set aboard a roller coaster and the "big concert finale," this film features some of the most blatantly obvious, poorly executed rear projection footage ever shot. See more »


Ed Lindquist: When the astronauts couldn't agree on a good luck name for their rocket, they let their children pick the name.
Grant: Their children?
Ed Lindquist: From a record album.
Grant: I hope I didn't hear you say record album?
Ed Lindquist: I understand it sold over a million copies.
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Hold On
Written by P.F. Sloan
Performed by Herman's Hermits
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Fascinatingly inappropriate
15 May 2001 | by tlbeckysdadSee all my reviews

I found Hold On to be fascinatingly inappropriate. The filmmakers obviously wanted to cash in on the British Invasion and the success of the Beatles movies, but they clearly were totally out of touch with the youth culture of the time. They made a movie in 1966 starring one of the most popular groups of the 60s, and everything about the film screams the 50s: the writing, the direction, even the incidental music on the soundtrack. I don't blame Arthur Lubin, who was 65 years old at the time and a veteran of 1940s and 1950s films and 1950s and 1960s TV shows. That's exactly what Hold On reminds me of: a peculiar blend of a 1950s movie and a 1960s TV show. It has the look, the sound, even the feel. The producers should have hired someone who had a better feel for the pop music culture of the 1960s. Imagine the Beatles dropped in the middle of a beach party movie, or a Rock Hudson/Doris Day film. Except, of course, the Beatles could act.

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