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Ferry Cross the Mersey (1964)

Gerry and Fred Marsden, Les McGuire, and Les "Chad" Chadwick portray themselves in a romp through the early 1960's Liverpool Beat Scene. Art students by day and musicians by night the boy's... See full summary »

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Jeremy Summers

Writer:

Tony Warren (based on an idea by)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gerry Marsden Gerry Marsden ... Gerry
Freddie Marsden Freddie Marsden ... Fred
Leslie Maguire Leslie Maguire ... Les
Les Chadwick Les Chadwick ... Chad
Julie Samuel ... Dodie Dawson
T.P. McKenna ... Jack Hanson
Mona Washbourne ... Aunt Lil
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eric Barker Eric Barker ... Col. Dawson
The Black Knights The Black Knights ... Themselves
Cilla Black Cilla Black ... Herself
The Blackwells The Blackwells ... Themselves
George A. Cooper ... Mr. Lumsden
Mischa De La Motte Mischa De La Motte ... Dawson's Butler
Earl Royce and The Olympics Earl Royce and The Olympics ... Themselves
The Fourmost The Fourmost ... Themselves
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Gerry and Fred Marsden, Les McGuire, and Les "Chad" Chadwick portray themselves in a romp through the early 1960's Liverpool Beat Scene. Art students by day and musicians by night the boy's big break comes by winning a local talent contest. But first, they must retrieve their instruments which have been mistakenly carried to the airport. Written by Sean O'Neel

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Here They Come! See more »

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Musical

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 1964 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Todo esta bien See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Subafilms See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Julie Samuel receives an "introducing" credit. See more »


Soundtracks

Think About Love
(uncredited)
Written by Gerry Marsden
Performed by Gerry and the Pacemakers
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Mersey Must See
10 May 2008 | by william-tobelmanSee all my reviews

Some may view this film as inferior to A Hard Day's Night. But Ferry Cross The Mersey should be viewed as a companion piece to the Beatles classic.

The Gerry & The Pacemakers' film is to Liverpool as the Beatles' film is to London (or thereabouts). One is about a musical group trying to make it big while the other is about a group that has made it big. The two films together present a more accurate picture of the Mersey scene and its effect on popular culture.

While the Pacemaker's film isn't nearly as smart and the band members aren't nearly as engaging as the Beatles, there is plenty of heart and honesty to go around. Gerry and The Pacemakers don't try and be what they're not.

Ferry Cross The Mersey also features quality musical selections throughout and it's a joy to listen to. The other local groups that compete in the battle of the bands display the grit and energy of the Liverpool scene. It's exciting stuff.

This underrated film really captures the style & feel of the times and should be seen as a companion piece to A Hard Day's Night.


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