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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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Waris Hussein

Writer:

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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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Melody: [reading from a tombstone] "Fifty years' happiness." How long's fifty years?
Daniel: A hundred and fifty school terms, not including holidays.
Melody: Will you love me that long?
Daniel: [nods affirmative] Mmm-hmmm.
Melody: I don't think you will.
Daniel: Of course. I've loved you a whole week already, haven't I?
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Crazy Credits

Film closes with: Love Melody xx x See more »

Connections

Referenced in Moonrise Kingdom (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Teach Your Children
Written by Graham Nash
Performed by Crosby Stills Nash & Young
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Memories are made of this
31 October 2000 | by IanSFSee all my reviews

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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