Gonks Go Beat

Gonks Go Beat

Robert Hartford-Davis (1965)

87min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This endearing yet still tedious slice of 1960s nonsense stars Carry On stalwart Kenneth Connor as the Martian mediator in the war between Beatland and Balladisle - we all know rockin' hepcats and lounge lizards are mortal enemies, right? With the threat of exile to the planet Gonk hanging over the proceedings, a Romeo and Juliet-style romance between the factions is arranged, providing the excuse for a seemingly endless parade of forgettable songs. Lulu and Ginger Baker are among the misguided musicians doing their best in this daft flop.

Summary

An alien is sent to Earth to resolve a rivalry between two music fandoms by making members of the groups fall in love. Comedy sci-fi musical, with Kenneth Connor and Terry Scott.

Cast & Crew

Wilco Roger Kenneth Connor
Mister A&R Frank Thornton
Helen Barbara Brown
Steve Ian Gregory
PM Terry Scott
Lulu Lulu
Drummer Ginger Baker
Professor Reginald Beckwith
Drum master Arthur Mullard
Great Galaxian Jerry Desmonde
Director Robert Hartford-Davis
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteAvailable on: video and DVD
Drama Comedy Music