Be My Guest

Be My Guest

Lance Comfort (1965)

U Certificate


Our Score
This is the second of two unassuming but spirited little pop musicals directed by Lance Comfort (the first was Live It Up) during the British beat boom of the 1960s. David Hemmings returns as beat-group wanabee Dave, who moves to Brighton for a possible job at a newspaper. He tangles with unscrupulous music industry bigwig David Healy, who is trying to launch the "Brighton beat". The format and mood belong to the earlier rock 'n' roll era (and rock god Jerry Lee Lewis, grabbed during one of his frequent British tours, is one of the guest stars). But the snappy script is played with verve by all concerned, and the result is an upbeat piece of pop history.


Budding reporter David Hemmings moves to Brighton and forms a band with his old friends, and he soon has a scoop for his newspaper when he meets a corrupt record executive. Lance Comfort's swinging sequel to the Sixties pop musical Live It Up, with a guest appearance by Jerry Lee Lewis. Steve Marriott, who would go on to find fame with soulful rock band the Small Faces, also stars, alongside Andrea Monet and John Pike.

Cast & Crew

Dave David Hemmings
Ricky Steve Marriott
Phil John Pike
Erica Andrea Monet
Herbert Ivor Salter
Margaret Anna King
Mrs Pucil Avril Angers
Director Lance Comfort
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteAvailable on: video and DVD