It’s Great to Be Young!

The title’s borrowed from Cyril Frankel’s 1956 musical comedy. Here’s the plot (as told by David Gibson): Mr. Dingle is the popular music teacher in an English school, but when the headmaster threatens to close down the school band (partly because of Dingle’s fondness of more modern music) then the pupils have to come to his assistance, using their musical skills to help.

And here’s a reviewer’s—nafydrog’s, from Maidstone, Kent, England—comment: A Great Nostalgia Piece for Brits in Their 50’s or 60’s, 10 March 2003. If you were at school in the 1950’s then watch this film if you get the opportunity. It’s a lovely look at British school life in that era. The music throughout is great too. John Mills and Cecil Parker do a superb job in their respective roles. Wonderful nostalgia pieces like this should be treasured, and hopefully it will be released on DVD in time.

Back to the Youth Hostel


10.07.07. Humour.

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