The Young Ones

The Young Ones

Sidney J Furie (1961)

103min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Mercilessly mocked by Harry Enfield in his brilliant spoof Norbert Smith, a Life, this is the epitome of the "it's trad, dad" musical. The "putting on a show" format was as old as the talkies, but Sidney J Furie - who directed the slick espionage thriller The Ipcress File four years later - spruces it up with the help of a sprightly Cliff Richard, the Shadows and Robert Morley, who's on top form as the millionaire father who refuses to cough up the dough needed to save a youth club. The songs are a hit-and-miss bunch, but it all makes for amiable entertainment.

Summary

A clean-cut teenager records a pop song in a bid to save his youth club, which a greedy tycoon wants to demolish so he can build an office block. Musical, starring Cliff Richard and the Shadows, with Robert Morley, Melvyn Hayes, Richard O'Sullivan and Carole Gray.

Cast & Crew

Nicky Black Cliff Richard
Hamilton Black Robert Morley
Toni Carole Gray
Ernest Richard O'Sullivan
Jimmy Melvyn Hayes
Chris Teddy Green
Barbara Annette Robertson
Dorinda Sonya Cordeau
Eddie Sean Sullivan
Dench Harold Scott
Watts Gerald Harper
Woman in market Rita Webb
Chauffeur Robertson Hare
Hank Marvin Hank Marvin
Bruce Welch Bruce Welch
Jet Harris Jet Harris
Tony Meehan Tony Meehan
Director Sidney J Furie
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video and DVD
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