• Film ID:
  • 7406
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=93 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • Britain.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • English.
Juvenile delinquent bikers form a beat group and sing and play cool Shadows-esque numbers. This colour film provides an excellent window into 1962 British working class teenage culture. Beat music by Valerie Mountain and the Eagles (no, not the Hotel California Eagles). Highlight scenes include: motorcycle gang wearing tight jeans, black leather jackets, and white silk scarves and looking perfect! Teenage girl sits in bathtub wearing jeans to shrink them skin-tight. Coffee bars, youth clubs, roller rinks, clothes shopping, pubs, amusement parks and teddy boys. Tons of beat group scenes showing the group forming, rehearsing and performing. This film captures what it must have been like pre-Beatles/Merseybeat boom when boys all over Britain were living in council estates (social housing projects), playing guitar and teetering on delinquency while playing in a group. Directed by Clive Donner (Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush). Some nice Bristol location footage—including the BAC factory and the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Kenneth More, Ray Brooks, Angela Wilkes, David Hemmings, David Andrews, Angela Douglas, Fanny Carby, Harry H. Corbett, Richard Davis, Frankie Dymon, Valerie Mountain and the Eagles. Songs include: 'Some People,' 'Yes You Did' and several others. Note: There is about a minute of intermittent, low-volume audio distortion, but this does not detract from the film. A must-see for any self-respecting Bristolian.
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