Some People

This one is something of a hybrid. It is designed as a feature entertainment film, a peek at the problems of modern youth in danger of becoming delinquents. As such it stands up as reasonable entertainment. But also planted firmly in the film, some unabashed propaganda for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme for youth.

With:
Kenneth More Ray Brooks Annika Wills Angela Douglas David Andrews David Hemmings

This one is something of a hybrid. It is designed as a feature entertainment film, a peek at the problems of modern youth in danger of becoming delinquents. As such it stands up as reasonable entertainment. But also planted firmly in the film, some unabashed propaganda for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme for youth.

The pic is set in the industrial town of Bristol. Three lads are part of a gang of ton-up motorcyclists. Involved in an accident, they are banned from driving. Then, out of sheer boredom, they become potential young hoods. Luckily, they become involved with Kenneth More, playing a voluntary church choirmaster. He gives them the opportunity of rehearsing their rock ‘n’ roll combo. And gradually, they become interested in the new pursuits that the Duke’s scheme has to offer youngsters of initiative.

John Eldridge’s storyline is loose. Clive Donner’s direction is leisurely but affectionate.

More handles the role of the sympathetic choirmaster with his usual, easy charm. But the revelation is in the performances of some of the youngsters. Ray Brooks, David Andrews and David Hemmings play the three main teenagers with authority. Angela Douglas is pretty provocative as a young blonde who can handle a song and a boy with equal assurance.

Some People

UK

Production: Anglo Amalgamated. Director Clive Donner; Producer James Archibald; Screenplay John Eldridge; Camera John Wilcox; Editor Fergus McDonell; Music Ron Grainer; Art Director Reece Pemberton

Crew: (Color) Extract of a review from 1962. Running time: 93 MIN.

With: Kenneth More Ray Brooks Annika Wills Angela Douglas David Andrews David Hemmings

More Film

  • Blaze Sundance

    Sundance Film Review: 'BLAZE'

    This one is something of a hybrid. It is designed as a feature entertainment film, a peek at the problems of modern youth in danger of becoming delinquents. As such it stands up as reasonable entertainment. But also planted firmly in the film, some unabashed propaganda for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme for youth. […]

  • No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No

    SAG Awards 2018: Rose Marie, Don Rickles, Adam West Honored During In Memoriam

    This one is something of a hybrid. It is designed as a feature entertainment film, a peek at the problems of modern youth in danger of becoming delinquents. As such it stands up as reasonable entertainment. But also planted firmly in the film, some unabashed propaganda for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme for youth. […]

  • Morgan Freeman

    Morgan Freeman Calls Out SAG for Gender-Specific Statue

    This one is something of a hybrid. It is designed as a feature entertainment film, a peek at the problems of modern youth in danger of becoming delinquents. As such it stands up as reasonable entertainment. But also planted firmly in the film, some unabashed propaganda for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme for youth. […]

  • SAG 2018: Top Winners Include 'Veep'

    SAG Awards: 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' Wins Cast Ensemble Trophy

    This one is something of a hybrid. It is designed as a feature entertainment film, a peek at the problems of modern youth in danger of becoming delinquents. As such it stands up as reasonable entertainment. But also planted firmly in the film, some unabashed propaganda for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme for youth. […]

  • China Box Office: Aamir Khan's 'Superstar'

    China Box Office: Aamir Khan's 'Superstar' Wins Crowded Weekend

    This one is something of a hybrid. It is designed as a feature entertainment film, a peek at the problems of modern youth in danger of becoming delinquents. As such it stands up as reasonable entertainment. But also planted firmly in the film, some unabashed propaganda for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme for youth. […]

  • Kristen Bell SAG Awards

    Kristen Bell Calls for 'Empathy and Diligence' During SAG Awards Opening Monologue

    This one is something of a hybrid. It is designed as a feature entertainment film, a peek at the problems of modern youth in danger of becoming delinquents. As such it stands up as reasonable entertainment. But also planted firmly in the film, some unabashed propaganda for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme for youth. […]

  • Alison Brie SAG Awards

    Alison Brie Responds to Sexual Misconduct Claims Against Brother-in-Law James Franco

    This one is something of a hybrid. It is designed as a feature entertainment film, a peek at the problems of modern youth in danger of becoming delinquents. As such it stands up as reasonable entertainment. But also planted firmly in the film, some unabashed propaganda for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme for youth. […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content