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Melody (1971)

Two youngsters declare to their parents that they want to get married. Not sometime in the future but as soon as possible. The story is told from the children's point of view.

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Alan Parker (original story and screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Lester ... Daniel
Tracy Hyde Tracy Hyde ... Melody
Jack Wild ... Ornshaw
Colin Barrie Colin Barrie ... Chambers
Billy Franks Billy Franks ... Burgess
Ashley Knight Ashley Knight ... Stacey
Craig Marriott Craig Marriott ... Dadds (as Craig Marriot)
William Vanderpuye William Vanderpuye ... O'Leary
Peter Walton Peter Walton ... Fensham
Camille Davis Camille Davis ... Muriel (as Camille Davies)
Dawn Hope Dawn Hope ... Maureen
Kay Skinner Kay Skinner ... Peggy
Lesley Roach Lesley Roach ... Rhoda
Sheila Steafel ... Mrs Latimer
Kate Williams Kate Williams ... Mrs Perkins
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Storyline

Two youngsters declare to their parents that they want to get married. Not sometime in the future but as soon as possible. The story is told from the children's point of view. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Taglines:

A tender love story for everyone who was ever twelve years old. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 1971 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

S.W.A.L.K. See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor) (Portugal)| Color (Colour by) (Eastman Colour)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jack Wild was playing a 12-year-old, despite being almost 19 at the time of filming. See more »

Goofs

Daniel's cello playing bears no relation to the soundtrack at c.45 minutes. See more »

Quotes

Headmaster: If you're gallivanting off somewhere you can't be at school. If you can't be at school we can't teach you. And if we can't teach you, you'll end up a bunch of raving imbeciles like the generation above you.
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Crazy Credits

Film closes with: Love Melody xx x See more »

Connections

Referenced in Crying Out Love in the Center of the World (2004) See more »

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First of May
Written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb
Performed by The Bee Gees
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MARVELOUS!!! PUPPY LOVE AT ITS BEST!!!
21 October 2003 | by webcitingSee all my reviews

I seldom take time to comment on the Internet. However, this movie deserves much more than my time since I have such wonderful memories of it. Maybe this is because I watched it at the right time in my life. I must have been about 11 years old. I loved the movie so much and I think you will too. If you have kids, or are a kid, you (they) will enjoy it all the more. I believe that we all experience that "love at first sight" that lifts you from earth and makes you walk on clouds. This is what this movie so beautifully replicates. Enjoy it! Just like your first "puppy love," you will always treasure it!


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