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Every Day’s A Holiday (1964)

Released in the US as Seaside Swingers, this light and breezy film – shot in widescreen and Technicolor – was a vehicle for 60s pop stars, John Leyton, Mike Sarne and Freddie and The Dreamers.

A bizarre collection of seven kids take summer jobs at a seaside holiday camp (filming took place at Butlin’s in Clacton, Essex) and work together to win a televised talent competition. By some cinematic miracle, the bunch takes the top prize.

Sarne (cast as Tim, a young aristocrat-about-town) vies with working-class Gerry (John Leyton) for the attention of the no less high-born Christina Barrington de Witt (Grazina Frame, pictured at right).

The likeable cast also includes Liz Fraser, Richard O Sullivan, Ron Moody, Nicholas Parsons, the late Michael Ripper and the beautiful Baker twins, Jennifer and Susan.

Includes the pop tunes All I Want Is YouA Girl Needs a BoySecond Time AroundIndubitably MeLove Me PleaseNow Ain’t That Somethin’ Cor BlimeyRomeo Jones, and What’s Cookin’?.

Photographed by Nicolas Roeg, whose credits include several popular films of the 1960s and whose directing talent was revealed in some early 1970’s films.

Gerry Pulman
John Leyton
Tim Gilpin (Uncle Timmy)
Mike Sarne
The Chefs
Freddie and the Dreamers
Professor Bastinado (Len Barsto)
Ron Moody
Miss Slightly 
Liz Fraser
Christina Barrington de Witt
Grazina Frame
Susan Baker
Jennifer Baker
The Mojos
Julian Goddard 
Nicholas Parsons
Ernest Pulman
Michael Ripper
Mrs Barrington de Witt
Hazel Hughes
Jimmy Dainty 
Richard O’Sullivan
Tony Daines
Peter Gilmore
Mr Close
Charles Lloyd Pack
Mr Hoskins
Patrick Newell
Gaby Vargas
Little girl
Nicola Riley
The Leroys
The Gillian Lynne Dancers

James Hill