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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:

They said they were too young to fall in love. 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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Box Office

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

The producers spent several months looking for a young actress to play the title role before casting Tracy Hyde. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Daniel: I've got to dance with her.
Ornshaw: You're mad! What do you want to do that for? She'll only say "Buzz off." She's like that. This whole girl-nonsense is rubbish. Girls are a bunch of snot-nosed little so-and-so's.
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Crazy Credits

Film closes with: Love Melody xx x See more »

Connections

Spoofed in The Virgin Suicides (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Teachers Chase
(uncredited)
Performed by Richard Hewson Orchestra
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Sweet as wedding cake.
7 November 1998 | by Stuart CSee all my reviews

I saw this film when I was eleven. That was 27 years ago, and I still love it. That's unique because I haven't seen it for 27 years. It was not long after my sister's wedding. I remember this because I went to see it at half term, and I went to see it 5 times that week. I couldn't afford popcorn that many times, so I took a piece of my sisters left-over wedding cake with me each day. It is a gentle story of young love, which ends happily. Simple. What made it so good for me was the way I could identify with the two young lovers (or wanted to). I had a crush on a girl, and this film portrayed for me the fairy tale I wanted to live. And it has a score by the Bee Gees. I still sing "In the morning" (I think that's what the song was called) to myself, a song worth seeing the film just to hear. I've never seen this film on video or TV, and I don't want to. It's one of those films that I know if I see it again, I'll probably be disappointed. To paraphrase Stephen King: I've never seen films like this since, but when you're eleven, who has?


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