A young stuntman (Dave Clark) and a model (Barbara Ferris) run away from their commercial shoot and take a trip across England. Their zany adventures include getting involved in war games, visiting a dude ranch, and being chased by police during a costume ball.
Genres, Themes, Actors, and Directors:
- John Boorman Films
- Road Trip
- Rock ‘n Roll
Response to Peary’s Review:
As Peary notes, this musical road trip adventure starring the Dave Clark Five — the first film directed by John Boorman — “has some of the spirit of youthful rebellion present in A Hard Day’s Night, but in style and theme it is existential rather than anarchical, strange rather than surreal, more pointed in its satire, more downbeat, more working-class.” Unfortunately, it’s a bit of a dated disappointment: the film’s ridicule of consumerism and advertising is heavy-handed; the kids’ “zany adventures” (except for the costume ball) are boring; and the songs are less than memorable. With that said, the movie remains a vivid snapshot of a certain time and youthful energy in history, and may be worth a one-time look for this reason alone.
- A time-capsule glimpse of the zany ’60s
No; this one is only must-see viewing for fans of the Dave Clark Five.