Two 10-year-olds create uproar for their parents that they want to get married as soon as possible – while their friend is also less than happy about the plan.
David Puttnam’s first production – from Alan Parker’s first script – was first released as Melody, then swiftly retitled S.W.A.L.K, as in “Sealed with a Loving Kiss”.
Puttnam had bought the rights to a handful of songs by The Bee Gees which had to be incorporated into a story. So Parker came up with this tale of two kids at a south London comprehensive whose friendship is tested when a pretty girl (Tracy Hyde) comes into their social orbit.
The boys (played by Oliver! stars Jack Wild and Mark Lester) can be seen as mirror images of Puttnam and Parker – and very clean and well-behaved they are, too.