Swingers' Paradise


1h 53m 1965

Brief Synopsis

A group of (literally) drifting popsters find themselves involved in a grim sand-and-sandals desert movie. They reckon a few song-and-dance numbers would liven things up.

Film Details

Also Known As
Wonderful Life
Release Date
Jan 1965
Premiere Information
Kansas City, Missouri opening: 5 May 1965
Production Company
Ivy Productions
Distribution Company
American International Pictures
Country
United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

Johnnie and his friends work as rock musicians on a luxury liner. After their electric guitar amplifiers short out the ship's lights, the band and two waiters who assisted them are accused of conspiring to sink the ship and put to sea on a raft. When they reach the Canary Islands, Johnnie takes a job as stuntman for Douglas Leslie, an aging movie actor, and befriends Jenny, an inexperienced leading lady who is nervous about working with veteran filmmaker Lloyd Davis. Johnnie helps the novice rehearse her scenes, taking the part of the romantic male lead on and off the set. The gang decides that Johnnie's version is better than Davis', and, with the help of script girl Barbara, they secretly make a movie of their own with some scenes duplicated from Davis' film. Davis discovers their project and tries to sabotage the production, but both films reach completion. Since each version has good and bad scenes, Davis combines the two films; and the premiere is a critical triumph. Johnnie, now a successful director and leading man, asks Jenny to marry him and finds out that Davis, who has kept secret his relationship with Jenny, will be his father-in-law.

Film Details

Also Known As
Wonderful Life
Release Date
Jan 1965
Premiere Information
Kansas City, Missouri opening: 5 May 1965
Production Company
Ivy Productions
Distribution Company
American International Pictures
Country
United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

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Notes

Opened in London in July 1964 as Wonderful Life; running time: 113 min.