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A rich English boy meets an orphaned French girl and as they become friends, create a world that is far away from the adult world we live in.


Lewis Gilbert


Lewis Gilbert (story), Vernon Harris (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Complete credited cast:
Sean Bury ... Paul Harrison
Anicée Alvina ... Michelle Latour
Ronald Lewis ... Mr. Harrison
Toby Robins Toby Robins ... Mrs. Gardner
Joan Hickson ... Lady in Bookstore
Pascale Roberts ... Annie
Sady Rebbot Sady Rebbot ... Pierre


A rich English boy meets an orphaned French girl and as they become friends, create a world that is far away from the adult world we live in.

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who needs the world when you own the moon and stars.


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Release Date:

29 October 1971 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Amigos See more »

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Lewis Gilbert Productions See more »
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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The film is included on the film critic Roger Ebert's "Most Hated" list. See more »


In the opening sequence, we first see Paul stealing a 1969 Plymouth Valiant with a single-piece front grill. 47 seconds later, he gets out of a 1968 Plymouth Valiant with a split front grill and a different license plate. In response to a You Tube comment, Sean Bury said in 2016 he believed they were rental cars and when the producers went back the next day, the first car had been rented out so they rented the closest model available. See more »


Paul Harrison: [Paul and Michelle in bed conversing with one another] I've been thinking... we have to find a hospital where you're not known.
Michelle Latour: 'ospital?
Paul Harrison: To have the baby...
Michelle Latour: I'm not going to 'ospital.
Paul Harrison: But you can't have it here.
Michelle Latour: Why not?
Paul Harrison: The Doctor would find out about us!
Michelle Latour: Paul... You don't need a doctor to have a baby.
Paul Harrison: What?
Michelle Latour: Sometime a midwife come, but if not, well... you just 'ave it.
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Referenced in Velvet Goldmine (1998) See more »


I Meant to Do My Work Today (A Day In the Country)
Written by Elton John, Bernie Taupin, and Paul Buckmaster
Poem "I Meant To Do My Work Today" by Richard Gallienne
Performed by Elton John
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It will break your heart
18 March 2005 | by mbarton-5See all my reviews

First of all - I'm not one to go all sappy over movies. I saw Friends in the 70's when it was first released. I was about 17 years old at the time. Even now, at age 50, I still can remember some of the scenes. The movie is sweet and sad and may actually be too tame for teenagers today but I loved it. The story is about innocence, the purity of young love and the determination of 2 young people to make a better life for themselves then they had at home. At the time it was pretty risky to have a movie about a couple of young runaways who successfully setup house and have a baby on their own. I'm not surprised the movie and Elton John's soundtrack are almost unknown today. The music is beautiful. It was unforgettable.

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