Catch Us If You Can

Catch Us If You Can

John Boorman (1965)

87min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Despite a run of jolly, sunny-sounding pop hits (Glad All Over, Bits and Pieces), the Dave Clark Five chose former documentarist John Boorman to direct this starkly black-and-white and unexpectedly bleak first feature. It's no A Hard Day's Night, but it paved the way for Boorman to make Point Blank and proved to be massively influential on such films as Radio On and Two-Lane Blacktop. Clark and the lads are singularly charmless and unskilled at thesping, but Barbara Ferris does a nice turn as Dinah, a model on the lam. For 1960s culture vultures and John Boorman completists only.

Summary

An actress runs away with a stuntman while filming a commercial for a company keen to exploit their romance for profit. Musical comedy, with the Dave Clark Five and Barbara Ferris.

Cast & Crew

Themselves The Dave Clark Five
Dinah Barbara Ferris
Louis David Lodge
Director John Boorman

Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Anglo AmalgamatedAvailable on: video and DVD
Comedy Music