It's Great to Be Young! (1956)

Not Rated   |    |  Comedy, Musical

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Mr. Dingle is the popular music teacher in an English school, but when the headmaster threatens to close down the school band (partly because of Dingle's fondness of more modern music) then... See full summary »


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Cyril Frankel


Ted Willis (original story), Ted Willis (screenplay)

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24 January 2003 | flipflopper
| YOU MUST WATCH THIS FILM and it IS in colour not B/W
This film is a lighthearted and lovely British romp into comic book musical comedy. It reflects perfectly the attitude and behaviour of English children of the post war 50's. John Mills plays the main character, Mr. Dingle, a history and music teacher at Angel Hill School, whose ambition is for children to love and understand music. This is his best ever acting role; the passion and feeling that he puts into it makes Dingle appear as a normal yet special human being. He is ably supported by Cecil Parker (Mr. Frome)his well meaning but non-understanding headmaster. Jeremy Spenser, Dorothy Bromley and a very young Richard O'Sullivan take leading roles as Dingle's "Angels". The good feeling that I had when I first saw this film, in about 1957, has remained for more than forty years. Thank you Sir John and all concerned. I only wish that my teachers had been like Dingle.

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