Melody (1971)





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After an accident, Mona, an accomplished musician, and "The Dirge" fall into a coma and find themselves in a dream-like state of their sub-conscious minds. The Dirge discovers (and enjoys) that he has control over Mona. He would like to keep her in this state so that she can help him advance his musical abilities. The Dirge must decide whether to let her go or keep her to himself.
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Levitt Pickman


Mark Lester
as Daniel
Tracy Hyde
as Melody
Jack Wild
as Ornshaw
Sheila Steafel
as Mrs. Latimer
Colin Barrie
as Chambers
Billy Franks
as Burgess
Ashley Knight
as Stacey
Peter Walton
as Fensham
Dawn Hope
as Maureen
Kay Skinner
as Peggy
Kate Williams
as Mrs. Perkins
Roy Kinnear
as Mr. Perkins
Hilda Barry
as Grandma Perkins
James Cossins
as Headmaster
Ken Jones
as Mr. Dicks
June Jago
as Miss Fairfax
Juney Ellis
as Miss Dimkins
Tim Wylton
as Mr. Fellows
June C. Ellis
as Miss Dimkins
John Gorman
as Boys' Brigade Captain
Robin Hunter
as George
Neil Hallett
as Man and Woman in Hospital, TV Film
Tracy Reed
as Man and Woman in Hospital, TV Film
Deborah Childs
as Girls' Group
Heather Gibson
as Girls' Group
Susan Hassell
as Girls' Group
Sarah Maddern
as Girls' Group
Stephanie Muldenhall
as Girls' Group
Jacqueline Pullen
as Girls' Group
Lesley Roach
as Girls' Group
Caroline Stratford
as Girls' Group
Gill Wain
as Girls' Group
Karen Williams
as Girls' Group
Leonard Brockwell
as Boys' Group
Nigel Kingsley
as Boys' Group
Peter Barent Lewis
as Boys' Group
Stephen Mallett
as Boys' Group
Kenny Robson
as Boys' Group
Tommy Skipp
as Boys' Group
Wayne Thistleton
as Boys' Group
Roy Wain
as Boys' Group
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August 10, 2005

Audience Reviews for Melody

Great movie with a beautiful soundtrack by the Bee Gees. It flopped in the US because of promotion problems with the title. A smash hit in Asia, especially in Japan, South America and Mexico. The movie is seen from the perspective of 10 -12 years old. It is okay about puppy love and friendship jealousy. Gotta see it.

john jmanhie
john jmanhie

A 1971 film from UK. Curiosity & confusion about puberty, peer-ship (actually a very obscure hint of homosexuality here) VS love-interest, questioning of authorities (parents & school), a recognition of family background differences, BEE GEES' everlasting golden soundtracks. Simply cute & sweet. By the way, all 3 little leadings were cute & good then: Mark Lester will be coming back in a 2010 production since 70s; whilst Tracy Hyde is no longer in the industry for quite a while, & Jack Wild had passed away already.


-a great little film from my childhood, and a fairly obscure film today, unique in that it tells the story from the children's point of view, a rare undiscovered jem from Britain in the early 70's. Reteaming the academy award nominated duo of Mark Lester and Jack Wild ("Oliver"-1968) and introducing in her film debut a radiantly beautiful Tracy Hyde as the title character. A charming romantic fantasy set in working class London in early 1970.

Shawn Surface
Shawn Surface

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