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British 60s rock movie


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I'm trying to find the title of a 1960s British, b&w rock movie. It featured a young couple wandering around a recording or tv studio, looking into various rooms where they would see a rock or pop music performance. That was about the extent of the plot. I don't recall anyone's name either actors nor musicians, but I recall at least one or two were well known at the time. I know it has been shown on TCM at least once in the past few years. Any help would be appreciated.

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It may not be the one to which you're referring, but for me the holy grail of British pop-music b/w movies is 'Play It Cool' (1962).

 

I caught it once on the late, late show back around 1967 and loved it. I have a cd of the best of Helen Shapiro specifically because of this movie.

 

Very, very few people have seen it since the 60's.

 

I found it at IMDb, and Harry Whitehouse wrote in the comment section there, "In 2003, I was responsible for having the one remaining print of this film repaired and shown in a full-scale, traditional cinema for the first time in about 35 years."

 

I want to see this again. Absolutely.

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I'd guess It's Trad, Dad (aka Ring-a-Ding Rhythm), in which the two young people are trying to get somebody from the BBC to keep their town fathers from banning "good" music. I put "good" in scare quotes because this is between early rock and roll and the Beatles, and some of the music has a definite "people liked that?" vibe to it.

 

Directed by Richard Lester before he did A Hard Day's Night, the movie doesn't take itself seriously at all and that's what makes it so much fun.

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