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Charley Moon (1956)

Life and loves of a country boy who makes it on the London stage, but misses home.

Director:

Guy Hamilton

Writers:

Leslie Bricusse (screenplay), John Cresswell (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Max Bygraves Max Bygraves ... Charley Moon
Dennis Price ... Harold Armytage
Michael Medwin ... Alf Higgins
Florence Desmond ... Mary Minton
Shirley Eaton ... Angel Dream
Patricia Driscoll Patricia Driscoll ... Rose
Charles Victor Charles Victor ... Miller Moon
Reginald Beckwith ... Vicar
Cyril Raymond ... Bill
Peter Jones ... Stewart
Newton Blick Newton Blick ... Monty Brass
Vic Wise Vic Wise ... Solly Silvers
Lou Jacobi ... Theatre Manager
Eric Sykes ... Brother-in-law
Bill Fraser Bill Fraser ... Marber
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Life and loves of a country boy who makes it on the London stage, but misses home.

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Musical

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The featured song "Out of Town" was a British Top 30 hit for Max Bygraves. See more »


Soundtracks

It Isn't That One
Words and Music by Leslie Bricusse & Robin Beaumont
Orchestral Arrangements by Angela Morley (as Wally Stott)
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Horribly Dated.
9 March 2019 | by gbftlSee all my reviews

I watched this film many years ago and again recently but as now, and as it was then, it is one of those films who used famous people who, to be brutally honest, could not act to save their lives, Max Bygraves being a prime example. Many well known actors are in this pointless and boring film and many went in to become stars in their own right, others merely faded away. Mr Bygraves was always a favourite of the older generations and his musical contribution of "singalongamax" was probably his most successfull effort.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1956 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Egy karrier története See more »

Filming Locations:

Hampshire, England, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolour)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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