Friends Herman, Karl, Keith, Derek, and Barry are working-class Manchester lads who aren't getting far in their respective working lives. That fact is epitomized by Herman's failure to get ... See full summary »

Director:

Saul Swimmer

Writer:

Norman Thaddeus Vane (screenplay) (as Thaddeus Vane)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Noone ... Herman Tulley
Karl Green Karl Green ... Karl
Keith Hopwood Keith Hopwood ... Keith
Derek Leckenby Derek Leckenby ... Derek
Barry Whitwam Barry Whitwam ... Barry
Stanley Holloway ... G.G. Brown
Mona Washbourne ... Mrs. Brown
Lance Percival Lance Percival ... Percy Sutton
Marjorie Rhodes Marjorie Rhodes ... Grandma Gloria Tulley
Sheila White ... Tulip
Sarah Caldwell Sarah Caldwell ... Judy Brown
Hugh Futcher ... Swothard
Drewe Henley ... Clive
Avis Bunnage Avis Bunnage ... Tulip's Mother
John Sharp ... Oakshot
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Friends Herman, Karl, Keith, Derek, and Barry are working-class Manchester lads who aren't getting far in their respective working lives. That fact is epitomized by Herman's failure to get the promotion to junior account executive at the advertising company at which he works. Regardless, his Grandmother Gloria, with whom he lives, has faith in him. What Herman really wants to do is race Mrs. Brown, a greyhound inherited from his now-deceased grandfather. Mrs. Brown is a natural racer and has the potential to win. His four mates have bought equal ownership of Mrs. Brown. Their problem is that what little money they collectively have goes into the care and feeding of Mrs. Brown, which doesn't leave them enough money for race entry fees, the ultimate race being held in London. So they try to raise money by their band Herman's Hermits playing at whatever gig they can get. In their quest to get themselves to London and Mrs. Brown into the race, they get into one misadventure after another.... Written by Huggo

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London is for the "birds" - and the loveliest birds of all are flocking to Herman and his Hermits! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Morton DaCosta was the original director of this film. Producer Allen Klein replaced him during filming with Saul Swimmer. See more »

Quotes

Judy Brown: There she is. What a sweet and lovely dog you are, Mrs. Brown.
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Soundtracks

Daisy Chain (My Old Man's A Dustman)
Performed by Nat Jackley with Margery Manners, accompanied by Herman's Hermits
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Horrible late-sixties showcase for the Hermits
15 October 2005 | by RipshinSee all my reviews

How some posters in here can ramble for several paragraphs discussing this flick is bizarre. It is little more than a badly directed, scripted and photographed attempt to cash-in on a fading musical act.

The cliché about bad teeth in Britain certainly appears to be based on fact. The motley sets on display here can often distract one from the (albeit lame) scene in progress.

Manchester, as it is filmed here, appears to be one the most drab cities in England, although London doesn't fare much better.

Yes, this film reflects a fairly common genre of its time period, but it is by no means a stellar example.

Avoid it. I don't even recommend a TiVo session.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TCM print) | (Turner Library Print)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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