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Catch Us If You Can (1965)

Hoping to cash in on the success of A Hard Day’s Night (1964), producer David Deutsch hired first-timer John Boorman – who later directed Deliverance (1972) – to bang out a quick pop confection starring Britain’s hugely successful Dave Clark Five.

Instead, Boorman delivered this provocative film about the pressures of pop stardom, where drummer Clark plays TV stuntman Steve, who exits a Meat Marketing Board advertising campaign, steals an E-Type and escapes the city with the campaign star Barbara Ferris for a few days.

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Pursued by a rabid caravan of advertising agency sharks and reporters, the couple encounter junkie beatniks, jaded swingers, and crushed dreams.

Downbeat and existential with incidental music from Basil Kirchin, the film was retitled as Having A Wild Weekend for the US market.

Steve
Dave Clark
Lenny
Lenny Davidson
Rick
Rick Huxley
Mike
Mike Smith
Denis
Denis Payton
Dinah
Barbara Ferris
Louis
David Lodge
Guy
Robin Bailey
Zissell
David De Kayser
Nan
Yootha Joyce
Whiting
Robert Lang
Duffle
Clive Swift
Grey
Hugh Walters

Director
John Boorman