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    Don't laugh, but does anyone have this 1965 film starring Freddie & The Dreamers, Kenneth Connor, John Le Mesurier & Arthur Mullard?



    allmovie ((( Cuckoo Patrol > Overview )))



    Thanks!

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    My winter gas bill is funnier.

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    LOL - I know, I found this out when I bought this dumb film last year.

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    lol I'm glad I'm not alone then.

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    Even if it's crap, I still have to see it now!! I am a huge fan of 60s beat groups, and was not hitherto aware of this little gem- if such a description can be used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Gurney View Post
    Even if it's crap, I still have to see it now!! I am a huge fan of 60s beat groups, and was not hitherto aware of this little gem- if such a description can be used.
    What bravery Jack. Let us know what you think of it. I would rather do this than watch it again.

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    As a registered depressive and Aspergers sufferer, I do that often anyway. But surely it can't be THAT bad?

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    Senior Member Country: New Zealand Anthony McKay's Avatar
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    Hi guys - I was going to get this movie as I'm trawling through all the MGM British Studios films of the 60s looking for use of their standing backlot sets. Can anyone who has watched this let me know if the backlot is used in this film.

    See this thread: http://filmdope.com/forums/fi...cations-3.html

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    Does anyone know any of the filming locations for this? Only, the opening scene (exterior shots) look, to me, remarkably like residential areas of Blackpool (and I note Freddy & The Dreamers did a summer season there in 1965)? Thanks

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    Senior Member Country: New Zealand Anthony McKay's Avatar
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    Yes, a lot of this was shot in Blackpool (there is a certain something about the Lytham/St. Annes/Blackpool architecture that is very distinctive)

    The railway station is back at MGM, Hadley Wood.

    I've yet to nail the field used in the camping scene - looks like MGM backlot, but this is by no means confirmed.

    I posted up some 'spots' on the MGM-British Facebook page.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony McKay View Post
    Yes, a lot of this was shot in Blackpool (there is a certain something about the Lytham/St. Annes/Blackpool architecture that is very distinctive)

    The railway station is back at MGM, Hadley Wood.

    I've yet to nail the field used in the camping scene - looks like MGM backlot, but this is by no means confirmed.

    I posted up some 'spots' on the MGM-British Facebook page.
    Aha, I thought it was (I'm from round there myself so that's how it looked familiar to me). Many thanks for this, and the other info.

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    A combo quad poster for this hidden gem has now appeared on the market

    http://originalposter.co.uk/fulldetails.asp?rid=16449

    I presume the Cuckoo half is worth �39.50

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    Get to Grips with a riot of fun!
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