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Up Jumped a Swagman (1965)

The adventures of an Australian singer in London.


Christopher Miles


Lewis Greifer


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Ifield Frank Ifield ... Dave Kelly
Annette Andre ... Patsy
Ronald Radd Ronald Radd ... Harry King
Suzy Kendall ... Melissa Smythe-Fury
Richard Wattis ... Lever, Music Publisher
Donal Donnelly ... Bockeye
Bryan Mosley Bryan Mosley ... Jo-Jo
Martin Miller Martin Miller ... Herman
Harvey Spencer Harvey Spencer ... Luigi
Carl Jaffe Carl Jaffe ... Analyst
Cyril Shaps ... Phil Myers
Frank Cox Frank Cox ... Wilkinson
Fred Cox Fred Cox ... Docherty
Joan Geary Joan Geary ... Mrs. Hawkes Fenhoulet
William Mervyn William Mervyn ... Mr. Hawkes Fenhoulet


The adventures of an Australian singer in London.

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singer | london england | See All (2) »


Musical | Comedy


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Release Date:

21 December 1965 (UK) See more »

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Ivy Films See more »
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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Suzy Kendall receives an "introducing" credit See more »


References Rififi (1955) See more »


I've Got A Hole In My Pocket
Written by Frank Ifield
Performed by Frank Ifield
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A Must See for 'Classic' '60's films!!!!!!!!!
3 September 2007 | by p-halleySee all my reviews

If you like Richard Wattis or Bryan Mosley(Alf Roberts), not forgetting the lovely Annette Andre(Pre Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased), then this film is for you.Suzy Kendall is good but she doesn't really appear as much as Annette A. Some surreal moments are well interspersed-a rare thing these days. If you like 'Smashing Time' or 'The Sandwich Man' then this is in a similar vein but very different at the same time.You have to see the film to know what I mean as it's a tricky one to describe. Frank Ifield is pretty striking and it's pretty obvious that this was intended to be his 'Good career move'up the showbiz ladder. Again, like the films I've compared this to we're in the 'No Longer Politically Correct' genre so you'll be VERY hard pressed to spy it on the box!!!!!!!! If you can get a copy of this you'll be impressed.Generally though, any film with Richard Wattis in seems to be a good bet!

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