UP JUMPED A SWAGMAN 1965
U.K. film. Excellent quality. Widesceen. Letterbox. Australian Frank Ifield stars in this musical comedy which includes some pretty wild 1960s-style surrealistic moments. A singing guitar player relocates to London to "make it" in the record business. He approaches Wilkinson Record Company and requests an audition. During his audition he is submitted to a battery of tests to determine if he is a marketable product for the teenage market. A teenager with wires connected to her head lets out a scream at the end of his performance and confirms his salability.
While pursing his singing career his advisers tell him to make it to the very top he must develop a "new sound," something that will sell. He begins to fancy two girls at the same time; one down-to-earth, the other very high-strung. While all this is happening a gang a thieves plan an elaborate heist and Frank ends up being involved! Suzy Kendall makes her film debut and is gorgeous as usual.
In 1962 the Beatles played as Frank's opening
act. Then there's the ultra-rare Vee-Jay LP, "The Beatles and Frank Ifield on Stage." Songs include: "Once A Jolly Swagman," "Look Don't Touch," "I Remember You," "I've Got a Hole in My Pocket," "I'll Never Feel This Way Again," "Cry Wolf," "Wild Rover," "Make It Soon," "Botany Bay," "Lovin' On My Mind," "I Guess," "Waltzing Matilda." Frank Ifield, Suzy Kendall, Annette Andre, Ronald Radd, Richard Wattis, Donal Donnelly, Bryan Mosley, Martin Miller. Up Jumped A Swagman.
Plus this bonus selection...
MAMA DON'T ALLOW 1956
U.K. film. Documents the sights and sounds of Saturday night in a jazz club in Wood Green, North London. What you'll see: pompadours, pints of ale, tight sweaters, lindy and jive dancing. Priceless footage of 1950s UK teenagers and twenty-something's socializing and having a good time.
UP JUMPED A SWAGMAN 1965 movie on DVD!