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I’m getting into these 1960s pop exploitation films. Next up is PLAY IT COOL from 1962. It was Michael Winner’s first feature film, and stars Billy Fury as a pop singer called Billy Universe. The plot is an excuse to visit a series of clubs and see Helen Shapiro, Bobby Vee, Shane Fenton & The Fentones, Jmmy Crawford and Danny Williams.  As ever, bit parts are by British comic actors. It is black and white. In reverse of normal practice, they colourized the lobby cards. In the end, it goes to show what a huge leap forward “A Hard Day’s Night” was, just eighteen months later.

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