It's All Over Town

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  • NR
  • 1963
  • 55 min
  • 5.4  (82)

It's All Over Town is a British musical comedy film released in 1964, directed by Douglas Hickox and starring Frankie Vaughan, Lance Percival, and William Rushton. The film is set in London's trendy West End district and follows the life of Frankie (Vaughan), a struggling singer and club owner who dreams of making it big. The film opens with Frankie singing at his club, the Blue Angel, where we see that he is not doing well financially. He owes money to everyone from his staff to his landlord and is struggling to keep the club open. One day, Frankie gets a call from Lady Randall (Bonnie Lynn), a wealthy socialite, who offers him a job to perform at her daughter's debutante ball. Later, Frankie is invited by a group of Americans to do a gig in Paris, which he accepts despite not having the money to finance the trip.

Throughout the film, Frankie faces several challenges, including love triangles, financial difficulties, and more. He finds himself falling for Lady Randall's daughter, but soon realizes that he is not the only one who feels that way. Meanwhile, he is being pursued by his ex-girlfriend, played by Anna Palk, who is also a singer and wants him back.

As the film progresses, we see Frankie's character development as he learns valuable life lessons, including the importance of friendship and loyalty. He realizes that success is not only about money but rather about maintaining good relationships with those around him. Throughout the movie, we see Frankie's resilience, as he never gives up on his dream of being a successful singer.

The film's strength lies in its musical numbers, which are fantastic, with several catchy tunes performed by Vaughan and Percival. The film also features several comedic moments, especially those involving Rushton, who plays a hapless journalist trying to get a story on Frankie. The witty dialogue and sharp wit are reminiscent of the 1960s British humor, and it adds to the film's charm.

It's All Over Town is a delightful film that perfectly captures the changing times of 1960s London, with its cool jazz clubs, mod fashion, and emerging youth culture. The film reflects the excitement and optimism of the era and captures the essence of the Swinging London scene.

In conclusion, It's All Over Town is a classic musical comedy film that is enjoyable to watch even after all these years. The film's excellent performances, catchy tunes, and witty dialogue will keep you entertained from beginning to end. Frankie Vaughan's portrayal of a lovable rogue is particularly impressive, and the film is a testament to his musical talents. It's All Over Town is an excellent reminder of the vibrant culture of the 1960s and a must-watch for anyone interested in the period's pop culture.

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    5.4  (82)