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What a Crazy World (1963)

Unemployed East End lad Alf Hitchens has an on-off relationship with his girlfriend Marilyn and a dream of hitting the big time in the music business. Cheerful pop musical with a ... See full summary »

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Michael Carreras

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Alan Klein (screenplay), Michael Carreras (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Goodman Michael Goodman ... Joey
Joe Brown Joe Brown ... Alf Hitchens
Susan Maughan Susan Maughan ... Marilyn
Grazina Frame Grazina Frame ... Doris
Marty Wilde Marty Wilde ... Herbie
David Nott David Nott ... Lenny, The Boys
Barry Bethel Barry Bethel ... Dave, The Boys
Alan Klein Alan Klein ... Jervis, The Boys
Harry H. Corbett ... Sam
Avis Bunnage Avis Bunnage ... Mary
Michael Ripper ... The Common Man
Larry Dann ... Chas
Brian Cronin Brian Cronin ... Harry
Tracy Rogers Tracy Rogers ... Secretary (as Tracey Rogers)
Fanny Carby Fanny Carby ... Dolly
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Unemployed East End lad Alf Hitchens has an on-off relationship with his girlfriend Marilyn and a dream of hitting the big time in the music business. Cheerful pop musical with a working-class background which uses a number of genuine London locations. Written by Allen Dace <a.w.dace@maff.gov.uk>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 1963 (UK) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Barry Bethel, who plays one of the lads, had played the lead in the stage version. Avis Bunnage, playing Alf's mother, was retained from the original show.. See more »

Goofs

Alf (Joe Brown) is on a bus with Marilyn (Susan Maughan) going West along the London Embankment. She gets off by Cleopatras Needle while he carries on. Next he's walking along Denmark Street which is in the opposite direction in the West End. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Human Jungle: Struggle for a Mind (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Alfred Hitchins
(uncredited)
Written by Alan Klein
Performed by Susan Maughan
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The real 'Swinging' Sixties
3 May 2017 | by bromley35See all my reviews

Perfect for those who like to look back at a London in black & white and full of bomb sites. It's the usual working class scenario of bored kids hoping to make it rich with a pop song, and parents in mundane jobs. The film is a good period piece and shows pretty much what the 60s were really like for those who think it was 'swinging' for anyone other than a select few.


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