The Young Ones (1961 film)

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Cliff Richard

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The Young Ones (US title: Wonderful to Be Young!) is a 1961 British film musical, directed by Sidney J. Furie and featuring Cliff Richard, Robert Morley as his character's father, Carole Gray as his love interest, and the Shadows as his band.
Richard and the Shadows appeared in six feature films including a debut in the 1959 film Serious Charge but most notably in The Young Ones, Summer Holiday, Wonderful Life, and Finders Keepers.

Ronald Cass

The screenplay was written by Peter Myers and Ronald Cass, who also wrote most of the songs. Producer Kenneth Harper hired Sidney J. Furie as director and Ronald Cass and Peter Myers as writers, and during a meeting in Harper's flat, the four agreed to borrow the storyline of the film musical Babes In Arms (1939), where youngsters Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland put on a show with their friends to raise money.
He co-wrote the screenplays for the Cliff Richard films The Young Ones (1961) and Summer Holiday (1963).

Sidney J. Furie

Sidney FurieFurie
The Young Ones (US title: Wonderful to Be Young!) is a 1961 British film musical, directed by Sidney J. Furie and featuring Cliff Richard, Robert Morley as his character's father, Carole Gray as his love interest, and the Shadows as his band. Producer Kenneth Harper hired Sidney J. Furie as director and Ronald Cass and Peter Myers as writers, and during a meeting in Harper's flat, the four agreed to borrow the storyline of the film musical Babes In Arms (1939), where youngsters Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland put on a show with their friends to raise money.
He dabbled in various genres, including horror (Doctor Blood's Coffin), comedy (Three on a Spree), and musicals (The Young Ones).

Herbert Ross

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Herbert Ross choreographed the dance scenes.
Ross went to England where he choreographed the feature film The Young Ones (1961), starring Cliff Richard.

The Shadows

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The Young Ones (US title: Wonderful to Be Young!) is a 1961 British film musical, directed by Sidney J. Furie and featuring Cliff Richard, Robert Morley as his character's father, Carole Gray as his love interest, and the Shadows as his band.
During the 1960s, the group appeared with Richard in the films The Young Ones, Summer Holiday, Wonderful Life, and Finders Keepers.

Teddy Green

Teddy Green is an English actor, choreographer, and dancer probably best known for playing supporting roles in two Cliff Richard films, The Young Ones and Summer Holiday.

Melvyn Hayes

The film was originally intended to feature the Shadows in acting roles, but it was decided that more professional young actors needed to be cast instead, so the roles originally intended for Hank Marvin and Jet Harris were given to Richard O'Sullivan and Melvyn Hayes, while the Shadows themselves appear only as non-speaking band members.
Melvyn Hayes (born Melvyn Hyams; 11 January 1935) is an English actor known for playing the effeminate Gunner (later Bombardier) "Gloria" Beaumont in the 1970s BBC sitcom It Ain't Half Hot Mum, and the Cliff Richard musical films The Young Ones and Summer Holiday and Wonderful Life.

Annette Robertson

She appeared in several films in her early twenties, including A Kind of Loving (1962), Spare the Rod and The Young Ones (both 1961), appearing with Cliff Richard in the latter.

Carole Gray

The Young Ones (US title: Wonderful to Be Young!) is a 1961 British film musical, directed by Sidney J. Furie and featuring Cliff Richard, Robert Morley as his character's father, Carole Gray as his love interest, and the Shadows as his band.
She arrived in England in 1956, and began her 12-year acting career there appearing in television series such as The Avengers, and made her first notable film as Cliff Richard's girlfriend Toni in The Young Ones (1961).

Richard O'Sullivan

The film was originally intended to feature the Shadows in acting roles, but it was decided that more professional young actors needed to be cast instead, so the roles originally intended for Hank Marvin and Jet Harris were given to Richard O'Sullivan and Melvyn Hayes, while the Shadows themselves appear only as non-speaking band members.
In the early 1960s, O'Sullivan appeared in two Cliff Richard films: The Young Ones (1961), and Wonderful Life (1964).

Robert Morley

Robert Adolph Wilton MorleySir Robert Morley
The Young Ones (US title: Wonderful to Be Young!) is a 1961 British film musical, directed by Sidney J. Furie and featuring Cliff Richard, Robert Morley as his character's father, Carole Gray as his love interest, and the Shadows as his band.

The Young Ones (TV series)

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The title of the film was also used for the British television series The Young Ones (1982-1984), which contained many references to Cliff Richard throughout its twelve episode run.
1 song "The Young Ones" (1961), the title song from the film of the same name.

Associated British Picture Corporation

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The film was produced by the Associated British Picture Corporation and shot at their Elstree Studios.
Later successful features from ABPC itself included several films built around the pop singer Cliff Richard, such as The Young Ones (1961) and Summer Holiday (1963).

Sean Sullivan (actor)

Sean Sullivan
His film roles included Nobody Waved Good-bye, The Young Ones, Why Rock the Boat?, 125 Rooms of Comfort, One Man, The Silent Partner, Atlantic City and The Grey Fox.

Jet Harris

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The film was originally intended to feature the Shadows in acting roles, but it was decided that more professional young actors needed to be cast instead, so the roles originally intended for Hank Marvin and Jet Harris were given to Richard O'Sullivan and Melvyn Hayes, while the Shadows themselves appear only as non-speaking band members.
Both instruments were eventually replaced with matching versions which were used in the film The Young Ones, in which The Shadows played "The Savage" (showing the famous Shadows' walk) to an invited audience of teenagers.

Gerald Harper

His film credits include The Admirable Crichton (1957), A Night to Remember (1958), The League of Gentlemen (1960), Tunes of Glory (1960), The Young Ones (1961), The Punch and Judy Man (1963), The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968) and The Lady Vanishes (1979).

Kenneth Harper

Producer Kenneth Harper hired Sidney J. Furie as director and Ronald Cass and Peter Myers as writers, and during a meeting in Harper's flat, the four agreed to borrow the storyline of the film musical Babes In Arms (1939), where youngsters Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland put on a show with their friends to raise money.
Harper had a big hit with The Young Ones (1961) starring Cliff Richard and directed by Sidney J. Furie.

Grazina Frame

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actually the voice of Grazina Frame, who also provided the singing voice for Lauri Peters in Cliff Richard's next film Summer Holiday (1963).
She recorded a series of singles as Grazina for HMV 1962-1964, and sang with Sir Cliff Richard on several 1960s songs, as a result of having over-dubbed both Carole Gray in film The Young Ones and Lauri Peters in Summer Holiday.

The Young Ones (album)

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While session singers - the Mike Sammes Singers - were used on the album, the film version deployed the actors.
The Young Ones is a soundtrack album by Cliff Richard and the Shadows to the film of the same name.

Summer Holiday (1963 film)

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actually the voice of Grazina Frame, who also provided the singing voice for Lauri Peters in Cliff Richard's next film Summer Holiday (1963).
The movie was a box-office hit, thus repeating the success of Cliff Richard's earlier film The Young Ones (1961).

Stanley Black

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Other films he composed scores for include Laughter in Paradise (1951), The Naked Truth (1957), Blood of the Vampire (1958), Too Many Crooks (1958), The Long and the Short and the Tall (1961), West 11 (1963), The System (1964), Crossplot (1969), and the Cliff Richard musicals The Young Ones (1961) and his orchestral backing for Richard's follow up, Summer Holiday (1962), which won him an Ivor Novello Award.

Elstree Studios

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The film was produced by the Associated British Picture Corporation and shot at their Elstree Studios.

Vue West End

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It had its World Premiere on December 13, 1961 at the Warner Theatre in London's West End.