Some People (1962)

Some People (1962)

Released: 1962
Genre: Drama, Genre, Music
Director: Clive Donner
Starring: Anneke Wills, Ray Brooks, Kenneth More, ,
Run time: 93 min
IMDb: 6.2/10
Country: UK
Views: 134460

Synopsis

Storyline:
In 1960’s Bristol three lads hang around making nuisances of themselves after losing their motorbike licences. Their only other interest is playing rock-and-roll so they welcome the offer from a supportive churchwarden of the use of his church hall. Things go well – with several new members including strong-voiced Terry, sort-of one of their girlfriends, they don’t sound bad at all – and one of the guys starts dating the churchwarden’s daughter. But his mate is increasingly suspicious that they are being sucked into behaving in a conventional way acceptable to the older generation.
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User Reviews: Not many films used to be shot in Bristol, England in the 1960s. But Some People was shot entirely in and around the old city going out of its way to show the main characters in the very spots they would actually have been hanging about in real life as aimless teenagers. I know for certain because my parents were courting teens at that very time in that very place. I showed them the film recently (yes they’re still a couple 54 years later) and the locations were very accurate to life as they knew it. My father actually worked in the Aircraft factory featured. The dance club in the film was the top spot for young Bristolians to cut a rug in 1962, a favorite place for them and all of their young friends (the front door manned by no less than Dave Prowse (not in the film unfortunately), the actor who made good as Darth Vader in a slightly better known film.) Bristol has changed but not so much that anyone familiar with it wouldn’t know most of the locales.

Not much of a film really critically speaking, but well cast, well meaning, and well…it’s not half bad. If you know the place it’s a precious document though of a time and place which can never be duplicated.

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