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Les bicyclettes de Belsize (1968)

An enchanting musical love story about a young man who falls for a model after seeing her picture and then takes to the streets on his bicycle to find her.


Douglas Hickox


Bernie Cooper (story), Francis Megahy (story) | 1 more credit »

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Cast overview:
Anthony May Anthony May ... The Boy - Steve
Judy Huxtable ... The Girl - Julie
Leslie Goddard Leslie Goddard ... Little Girl - Kate
Barney Reisz Barney Reisz ... Little Boy (as Barny Reisz)


An enchanting musical love story about a young man who falls for a model after seeing her picture and then takes to the streets on his bicycle to find her.

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December 1968 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Hampstead, London, England, UK

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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Did You Know?


The eponymous theme song, sung by Anthony May in the film, was a major hit in parallel English and French versions by Englebert Humperdinck and Mireille Mathieu, respectively. Both of their versions of the song were released in 1968, shortly after the film. See more »


Near the end, as the boy and the girl walk out of the trees to the song 'Julie,' the boy is on the left of the girl. As the camera shot changes to a distant one, they emerge having changed sides, without having had time to do so. See more »


Written and Performed by Les Reed And His Orchestra
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A double romance
4 July 2002 | by summerwineSee all my reviews

Bogie and Bacall, Fred and Ginger, The Boy and The Girl - undoubtedly three of the great romances of 20th century cinema. Did ever a film hero have to contend with as much as The Boy to win The Girl? I mean, he had to search half of north London for her on a bicycle which was far too small and what about that huge Rolls with three bruisers on board, slamming the door in his face? Les Bicyclettes is a double romance, firstly of The Boy and The Girl, and secondly of beautiful Hampstead. I was in London last September with my bike and I cycled down the High Street (the King of Bohemia is sadly all too modern but happily, Chic is still a clothes shop) and along those other picturesque streets and stairways. Forget Star Wars et al and their hunger for special effects. This delightful Sixties short cinema has a magical, innocent and honest appeal. A simple script, minimal words and haunting music.Above all, it has charm. I think I saw The Boy and The Girl sitting in a cafe on the High Street, both now in their early 60s but still as fashionable and still in love. But why Belsize which is a good half mile down the road?

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