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Sing and Swing (1963)

Live It Up! (original title)


Lance Comfort


Lyn Fairhurst (original story), Lyn Fairhurst (screenplay) | 1 more credit »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Hemmings ... Dave Martin
Jennifer Moss Jennifer Moss ... Jill
John Pike John Pike ... Phil
Heinz Burt Heinz Burt ... Ron
Steve Marriott ... Ricky (as Stephen Marriott)
Joan Newell ... Margaret Martin
Ed Devereaux ... Herbert Martin
Veronica Hurst Veronica Hurst ... Kay
Penny Lambirth Penny Lambirth ... Barbara
Peter Glaze Peter Glaze ... Mike Moss
David Bauer ... Mark Watson
Anthony Ashdown Anthony Ashdown ... Bob
Douglas Ives Douglas Ives ... Bingo
Paul Hansard Paul Hansard ... Film Director
Geoff L'Cise Geoff L'Cise ... Assistant


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Live it up ... - Laugh it up ... - Love it up with the swinging generation! See more »


Comedy | Musical


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Release Date:

29 November 1963 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Sing and Swing See more »

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Did You Know?


Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen (as Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen), Peter Noble, Peter Haigh and Nancy Spain all receive 'Guest Stars' credits. See more »


The band's live TV performance is called off at the last minute to be replaced by a news flash about a cricket match. The match was fictional, but the announcer says it is being played in Australia. If that were so, because of the time zone difference, it would be reported in the morning, UK time, not the evening.

The announcer also says that Freddie Trueman will be opening the batting. That would have been incorrect: as he has already said, Trueman, a real cricketer who died in 2006, and was briefly the father in law of the son of American actress Raquel Welch, was a bowler. See more »


Followed by Be My Guest (1965) See more »


Please let it happen to me
Music and Lyrics Composed by Joe Meek
Jennifer Moss
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A 1963 Look At The UK's Swinging 'pop' scene/showcase/story
10 December 2006 | by psp777See all my reviews

Quite a weird one this! Maninly revered for the Joe Meek production of pop, appearances of Steve Marriot, David Hemmings, Gene Vincent, and Meek's understudy 'Heinz'.

Squeaky appearance of the girl who played Lucile Hewitt in Coronation Street around the time, as well as an appearance of Peter (Crackerjack!) Glaze ! Yes really!

Its a mish-mash of pop songs of the time, and follows a shallow story line of a guy who is in a band called "The Smart Alecs" & works for the Post Office! who loses a tape that his band makes but is accidentally found by a producer - the story is small fry compared to the delights of the performers popping up, including Gene Vincent.

A real wacky short film, that catches the imagination.

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