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Ferry Cross The Mersey (1965)

This British film about a music contest in Liverpool was created strictly as a showcase for Gerry and The Pacemakers who had a hit with a song of the same name.

Cilla Black, The Fourmost and several other Merseybeat groups also perform.

It’s sort of like a make-shift Hard Day’s Night (1964) and Gerry Marsden and his brother Freddie have most of the lines with Les Chadwick and Les Maguire consigned to bit parts for the most part.

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Required viewing for fans of the band destined to play second fiddle to The Beatles, and for all those with an interest in Merseybeat or the British Beat sound of the early Sixties.

Gerry & The Pacemakers
Themselves
Aunt Lil
Mona Washbourne
Mr Lumsden
George A. Cooper
Trasler
Deryck Guyler
Hanson
T.P. McKenna
Cilla Black
Herself
The Fourmost
Themselves
Jimmy Savile
Himself
Colonel Dawson
Eric Barker
Dodie
Julie Samuel
Miss Kneave
Patricia Lawrence
Norah
Margaret Nolan
Dawson’s chauffeur
Keith Smith
Dawson’s butler
Mischa De La Motte
Earl Royce &  The Olympics
Themselves
The Blackwells
Themselves
The Black Knights
Themselves
The Kubas
Themselves
Art Students
Bernard Sharpe
Donald Gee

Director
Jeremy Summers

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