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Jazz Boat (1960)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | November 1960 (USA)
An electrician is summoned to assist a gang in a big robbery.

Director:

Ken Hughes

Writers:

Ken Hughes (screenplay), John Antrobus (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Anthony Newley ... Bert
Anne Aubrey ... The Doll
Lionel Jeffries ... Det. Sgt. Thompson
David Lodge ... Holy Mike
Bernie Winters Bernie Winters ... The Jinx
James Booth James Booth ... Spider
Al Mulock Al Mulock ... The Dancer
Joyce Blair ... Rene
Leo McKern ... Inspector
Jean Philippe Jean Philippe ... Jean Philippe - Cafe Vocalist
Liam Gaffney Liam Gaffney ... Spider's Father
Henry Webb Henry Webb ... Barman
Ted Heath and his Music Ted Heath and his Music ... Ted Heath and His Music (as Ted Heath and his music)
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Storyline

An electrician is summoned to assist a gang in a big robbery.

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Crazy! Man! Crazy! It's the Coolest Craziest Caper of All!

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Nave do Jazz See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording)

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2.35 : 1
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Leo McKern receives a "Guest Star" credit. See more »

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When Al Mulock as "The Dancer" is carried to the ship's rail and tossed overboard, the stuntman who takes the fall into the Thames, although in costume, has long dark hair, whilst Mulock's character has distinctive short, blond curly hair. See more »

Quotes

Bert Harris: You and me could make the most beautiful music together
The Doll: Are you just a talker or do you want some action?
Bert Harris: Try me, baby
The Doll: Hold me! Closer! Closer!
Bert Harris: If I hold you any closer, I'll be dancing behind you
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Soundtracks

Oui, Oui, Oui, Oui
Music by Hubert Giraud
Lyrics by Pierre Cour
Performed by Jean Philippe
Publishers: The Peter Maurice Music Co. Ltd.
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..and then The Merseybeat arrived...
9 November 2011 | by Zipper69See all my reviews

1960? Really? The plot, such as it was is a childish take on an Ealing Comedy and is basically a vehicle for Anthony Newley to hone his light comedy acting chops. It's a real time capsule. The "kids" all look about 25 and it's clear that the producers consider "jazz" something those crazy kids will groove to. Ted Heath's Band (England's answer to the American Big Bands of Glen Miller, Woody Herman, Tommy Dorsey and others)seems to be mostly decorative with Ted himself seen in several shots. Costuming is another eyeopener, the non-acting extras are basically in baggy jeans or corduroys, Aran sweaters (men)and twin sets paired with flared skirts with voluminous slips beneath (ladies) - very student style then - I suspect they were recruited from the many jazz clubs around London at the time. In contrast Newley and the bad guys chasing him wear sharp, tight fitting suits and Aubrey and Blair are in cocktail dresses (why?). David Lodge is almost unrecognizable with a full beard and glasses (at first I thought he was supposed to be a rabbi...). James Booth is an early incarnation of his stereotype Cockney villain and Bernie Winters is the comic foil as the traditional "sidekick" that in US films always went to Phil Silvers, sadly Winters lacks both the talent and charm of Silvers managing instead to irritate and bore in equal measure. The film has value as a peep into the world of popular music and youth fashion, the music and the clothes were what their PARENTS had liked. In less than two years the whole music and clothing world was thrown into turmoil with the arrival of The Beatles and all the beat groups that followed them. Swinging London was about to erupt and all the conventions that this film displays were swept away.


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