All the Right Noises
Cast & Crew
After taking a job working backstage on a West End musical, Len Lewin, a London stage and film electrician, meets Val, a young member of the show's chorus. Although he is a married father of two, Len is attracted to Val and begins an affair with her. When Len inadvertently discovers that Val is only fifteen, however, he tries to end their relationship but finds he cannot resist the teenager's persistent attentions. To keep his illicit romance going, Len encourages his wife Joy, a model and actress, to accept a job on a television commercial that is shooting in Majorca, while he and Val join the musical's touring company. One night during the tour, Len takes Val back to his London flat for a tryst. Their affair is almost exposed when Joy returns home early from Spain, only moments after Val has left for Liverpool. Despite the scare, Len reunites with Val on tour. Soon after, Val informs him that she is pregnant, and Len arranges for an abortion. Before the procedure is done, however, Val discovers she is not pregnant after all. Len is nonetheless sobered by the incident and tells Val that while he enjoys her company, he will never leave his wife for her. Val consequently terminates the affair, and Len returns to his family. Later, Joy discovers their daughter Jenny playing with a ribbon that Val had earlier left in Len and Joy's bedroom. Although the ribbon makes her suspect that Len may have been unfaithful to her, Joy decides, for the sake of her marriage, to remain silent.
Charles Lloyd Pack
Anthony J. Hope
Max L. Raab
Twentieth Century-Fox released All the Right Noises in Great Britain in May 1971. Although the October 1971 Daily Variety review, which was based on a New York studio screening, listed Twentieth Century Fox as the film's U.S. distributor, and the Box Office review listed November 1971 as the film's U.S. release date, an exact U.S. release has not been confirmed. Although the Variety review stated that All the Right Noises was based on a novel by director-writer Gerry O'Hara, the novel, written by John Burke, was based on O'Hara's screen story and was published in 1970, after the film's production.
The picture was shot in the spring of 1969 in London and Majorca, according to news items. The song titles listed above were included on the film's soundtrack album. It is possible that some of these songs were not used in the final film, and that other songs not on the soundtrack were included in the film.
Although production news items and a July 1969 ad list Max L. Raab/Si Litvinoff Films, Ltd. as the film's production company, Filmfacts lists Trigon Productions as the producing company. All the Right Noises was the first picture to be produced by the team of Max L. Raab and Si Litvinoff, who also produced the 1971 releases A Clockwork Orange and Walkabout (see entries below). The picture marked the feature film debut of associate producer Anthony J. Hope, comedian Bob Hope's son. Walkabout, which was shot immediately after All the Right Noises, was the only other film on which Anthony Hope worked. After Walkabout, Hope, who died in 2004, became a director of business affairs at Twentieth Century-Fox and was also involved in politics.
Released in United States 1973
Released in United States 1973