5.7/10
111
8 user

Six-Five Special (1958)

A young singer on a train bound for London finds herself among a group of famous musicians and performers.

Director:

Alfred Shaughnessy

Writer:

Norman Hudis (screenplay)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Hell Drivers (1957)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Ex-con trucker tries to expose his boss' rackets.

Director: Cy Endfield
Stars: Stanley Baker, Herbert Lom, Peggy Cummins
Lured (1947)
Crime | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

British police are after a serial killer who lures his female victims through newspaper personal ads and sends cryptic-poem clues to the cops.

Director: Douglas Sirk
Stars: George Sanders, Lucille Ball, Charles Coburn
Drama | Horror | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A disfigured violinist haunts the Paris Opera House.

Director: Arthur Lubin
Stars: Nelson Eddy, Susanna Foster, Claude Rains
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A train disaster is told as four short stories to give character studies of the people involved, how it will affect them, and how they deal with it.

Directors: Sidney Cole, Charles Crichton, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Jack Warner, Gladys Henson, Susan Shaw
Frieda (1947)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A Royal Air Force pilot who was shot down during World War II returns home to his English village with his new bride. The trouble is that she is the German lady who helped him escape. Then ... See full summary »

Director: Basil Dearden
Stars: David Farrar, Glynis Johns, Mai Zetterling
Cage of Gold (1950)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In post-WW2 Britain, a young woman marries an old flame but after he disappears, and is later declared dead, she re-marries, only to be blackmailed by the supposedly-dead first husband who suddenly re-appears in her life, in need of money.

Director: Basil Dearden
Stars: Jean Simmons, David Farrar, James Donald
Jigsaw (1962)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A woman is found murdered in a house along the coast from Brighton. Local detectives Fellows and Wilks lead an investigation methodically following up leads and clues mostly in Brighton and... See full summary »

Director: Val Guest
Stars: Jack Warner, Ronald Lewis, Yolande Donlan
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Young Jenny heads to the South of England to start a new career as a school teacher. Even before she has had a chance to settle in she meets Patrick, one of the local "lads". Within a short... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Miller
Stars: Hayley Mills, Oliver Reed, Noel Harrison
The Servant (1963)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Upper-class Tony hires servant Hugo Barrett, who turns out to have a hidden agenda.

Director: Joseph Losey
Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Sarah Miles, Wendy Craig
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A barrister (Anna Neagle) tries to defend her client, a U.S. scientist (Anthony Quayle), for killing his bride (Zsa Zsa Gabor), a U.S. spy.

Director: Herbert Wilcox
Stars: Anna Neagle, Anthony Quayle, Zsa Zsa Gabor
Dilemma I (1962)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Respectable schoolmaster returns from work on the eve of a wedding anniversary holiday to find a strange man dead in their bathroom and his wife missing.

Director: Peter Maxwell
Stars: Peter Halliday, Ingrid Hafner, Patricia Burke
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Surrounded by new 1950s East End high-rise flats, a London detective thinks back to how different things were in the late 1930s. Then it was an area of overcrowded tenements teeming with ... See full summary »

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Sylvia Syms, Herbert Lom, Ronald Howard
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lonnie Donegan Lonnie Donegan ... Himself
Dickie Valentine Dickie Valentine ... Himself
Jim Dale ... Himself
Petula Clark ... Herself
Russ Hamilton Russ Hamilton ... Himself
Joan Regan ... Herself
The King Brothers The King Brothers ... Themselves (as The King Bros.)
Jackie Dennis Jackie Dennis ... Himself
John Dankworth John Dankworth ... Himself (as Johnny Dankworth)
Cleo Laine Cleo Laine ... Herself
Don Lang Don Lang ... Himself
The John Barry Seven The John Barry Seven ... Themselves
The Ken-Tones The Ken-Tones ... Themselves
Desmond Lane Desmond Lane ... Himself
Bernie Winters Bernie Winters ... Himself (as Mike & Bernie Winters)
Edit

Storyline

At the suggestion of her girlfriend, a young singer decides to try and make her name in London. Catching the overnight '6.5 Special' bound for the BBC television show, the two find the train full of 1950's British pop stars only too ready to burst into song. As the presenters of the show are also on board, our heroine is assured of a spot on the following Saturday's 'Six Five Special'. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Musical

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1958 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Calling All Cats See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Insignia Films See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (re-release)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Diane Todd and Josephine Douglas, Pete Murray and Freddie Mills -described as The Six-Five Special Team- all receive "introducing" credits. See more »

Quotes

Finlay Currie: Nerves; a good actor lives with them, a bad actor lives on them
See more »

Connections

Spun-off from Six-Five Special (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Come To My Arms
Written by Aldo Piga, Maurizio De Angelis and Jack Elliott
Performed by Dickie Valentine
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Excruciatingly bad!
28 September 2019 | by geoffmcauliffe-60295See all my reviews

This was a film designed to represent to British pop scene as well as to cash in on the popularity of the TV show with the same name. The very flimsy story line, revolves around two young women setting out for London's bright lights because one of them is seeking a career in pop music. However, the idea that these two young girls should meet a galaxy of singers on a railway train is unbelievable and cheesy to say the least! Most of the songs are garbage, as are several of the artists, some of whom mercifully had a very short time on stage or screen. Lonnie Donegan stands out as the one decent performer. Petula Clarke is seen singing 'baby love' a fairly average song, but she would go on to make much better recordings. Some of the artists featured were essentially jazz performers, which is curious because at the time of the film's release, rock n roll had largely supplanted jazz as the teenager's choice of music. Forget this film, it's best left as a museum pice!


0 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed