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Ring-A-Ding Rhythm (a.k.a. It's Trad, Dad!) (1962) - Something New From Gene Vincent Brit pop stars Helen Shapiro and Craig Douglas, kind-of playing themselves, are looking to defend their local pop music scene when American director Richard Lester (who would direct John Lennon and The Beatles in A Hard Day's Night, 1964) breaks a bunch of walls to set up a muscular bit by Lennon's favorite singer, Virginia-born rockabilly Gene Vincent, in Ring-A-Ding Rhythm (a.k.a. It's Trad, Dad!), 1962.
Ring-A-Ding Rhythm (a.k.a. It's Trad, Dad!) (1962) - Creeping Jazz-ism Just for a moment suggesting an art film, director Richard Lester opens the movie that got him the job directing The Beatles' A Hard Day's Night, American transplant producer Milton Subotsky's Brit-pop music showcase Ring-A-Ding Rhythm (a.k.a. It's Trad, Dad!), 1962.
Ring-A-Ding Rhythm (a.k.a. It's Trad, Dad!) - Del Shannon (You Never Talked About Me) One of several American rockers introduced in cabaret, with Richard Lester directing shortly before he made A Hard Day's Night for The Beatles, a sweaty Del Shannon (the camera zooming into ECU) with a decent Doc Pomus song, which did not chart, in producer Milton Subotsky's Ring-A-Ding Rhythm (a.k.a. It's Trad, Dad!), 1962.
Dr. Strangelove (1964) - Doomsday Machine President Muffley (Peter Sellers) asks Ambassador de Sadesky (Peter Bull) why the Soviets would build a "Doomsday Machine," leading to the first appearance of the title character (also Sellers), in the war room during the nuclear crisis, in Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb, 1964.
Dr. Strangelove (1964) - Wing Attack Plan R Major "King" Kong (Slim Pickens) on his strategic bomber gets word from radio-man Goldberg (Paul Tamarin) of unexpected orders, Lt. Zogg (James Earl Jones) voicing the crews' concerns, in Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb, 1964.
Dr. Strangelove (1964) - Get Premier Kissoff In the war room, President Muffley (Peter Sellers) entertaining advice from General Turgidson (George C. Scott), whose renegade commander has ordered a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union, in Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb, 1964.
Dr. Strangelove (1964) - It Is My Clear Duty Director Stanley Kubrick executes this exchange mostly in one take, Lieutenant Mandrake (Peter Sellers) confronting General Ripper (Sterling Hayden) about clear evidence that there's not a war on, in Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb, 1964.
Hard Day's Night, A (1964) - I Should've Known Better Paul (McCartney) has taken pity on grandfather (Wilfrid Brambell) whom he's had to imprison on the train so his mates (John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr) join them for a hit tune written by John and Paul, early in director Richard Lester's Beatles' movie A Hard Day's Night, 1964.
Hard Day's Night, A (1964) - I'm A Mocker Manager Norm (Rossington) leads the lads into a London news conference for a series of wacky solo interviews and editing, then slipping into the famous Scala theater where Shake (John Junkin) and grandfather (Wilfrid Bramble) are having a drink, in Richard Lester's A Hard Day's Night, 1964.
Crest Of The Wave (1954) - Death Or Glory Boys At a post-WWII British naval research station after a colleague’s death in an accident, Badge (Sidney James) counsels Haggis and Sprog (David Orr, Ray Jackson), joined by Lofty (Bernard Lee), before P-O Herbert (Patric Doonan) intrudes, in John and Ray Boulting’s Crest Of The Wave, 1954.
Crest Of The Wave (1954) - Not Sailed By Englishmen Yanks Shorty and Butch (Fred Wayne, Jeff Richards) getting kitted out for new duties at a remote British navy station when Lofty (Bernard Lee) realizes the latter is the man a colleague believes stole his fianceè years earlier, David Orr and Ray Jackson joining the fray, in Crest Of The Wave, 1954.
Crest Of The Wave (1954) - Have A Look At This Midget American Navy scientist Bradville (Gene Kelly) setting terms with Brit Lt. Wharton (John Justin), whose previous supervisor was killed working with the new explosive compound they’re testing, joined by his tech crew (Jeff Richards, Fred Wayne), in the Boulting brothers’ Crest Of The Wave, 1954.

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