Young Jenny heads to the South of England to start a new career as a school teacher. Even before she has had a chance to settle in she meets Patrick, one of the local "lads". Within a short... See full summary »
Mr. Parker (Sir John Mills), a farmer who has the reputation of drinking most of his money away, lives on a farm which is in a poor state of repair. A pretty young girl, Dulcima Gaskain (... See full summary »
In 1913, in Oklahoma, oil derrick owner Lena Doyle (Faye Dunaway), aided by her father (Sir John Mills) and a hobo (George C. Scott), is stubbornly drilling for oil despite the pressure from major oil companies to sell her land.
The story of three teenaged tearaways Johnnie, Bill and Bert who find themselves at odds with society. Following a brush with the law they have a chance meeting with a local choirmaster who offers them a way of making good.
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
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The film's alternative title S.W.A.L.K. is a common British abbreviation for Sealed With A Loving Kiss, a phrase that lovers write on the envelope of love letters to each other. See more »
Daniel's cello playing bears no relation to the soundtrack at c.45 minutes. See more »
[reading from a tombstone]
"Fifty years' happiness." How long's fifty years?
A hundred and fifty school terms, not including holidays.
Will you love me that long?
I don't think you will.
Of course. I've loved you a whole week already, haven't I?
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I recently unearthed a school art project of a LP album cover I had made at the tender age of 16. It was a cover made for the soundtrack to the film 'Melody (S.W.A.L.K.)'. This prompted an internet search for a copy of the album. I was overjoyed to find one and paid a fortune to get it. The original was given to my girlfriend at the time and cost only a couple of pounds. When I first saw the film that prompted the original purchase, I was 16. I was in love. And I had turned my every waking moment to my girlfriend. In short, this film mirrored my life at the time. Listening to the tracks has recaptured 'Love's Young Dream' and I would love to be able to get a VHS copy. I don't think I would be disappointed to see it again as this film is timeless.
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