|BE MY GUEST (director: Lance Comfort; screenwriter: story by Lyn Fairhurst; cinematographer: Basil Emmott; editor: Sidney Stone ; music: Malcolm Lockyer ; cast: David Hemmings (Dave Martin), Steve Marriott (Ricky), John Pike (Phil), Diana King (Margaret), Ivor Salter (Herbert), Andrea Monet (Erica), David Healy (Hilton Bass); Runtime: 82; MPAA Rating: NR; producer: Lance Comfort; Three Kings; 1965-UK)|
|"The lively film's main asset
is an appearance by rocker Jerry
by Dennis Schwartz
lively film's main asset is an appearance by rocker
Lewis. Lance Comfort ("Tomorrow
at Ten"/"Man in the Dark"/"Touch of death") directs
from a story by Lyn Fairhurst. It's a
sequel to the Brit pop musical Live It Up (1963). If
the pop music of the sixties is your thing, then be my
guest and see the harmless flick.
office boy David Hemmings attempts to launch the
"Brighton beat" from his new home at the seaside.
Hemmings lives his folks (Ivor Salter
King), who move to Brighton after
inheriting a guest house. On his commute to Brighton,
David meets an attractive American girl (Andrea Monet)
who is an aspiring dancer. Davis arranges for her to
live in his family's guest house. The rock pals of
David, from his former band, Phil (John Pike) and Ricky
(Stephen Marriot, the drummer from Humble Pie, descend
on Brighton and plan to launch the "Brighton Sound."
But the reunited rock group's hopes are dashed when
they learn the unscrupulous PR music man (David Healy)
has rigged a contest they have entered to discover new
trifle, but has a good pace, the screenplay is snappy,
the music is mostly from an unknown side of the 60s (Nightshades, Kenny
and the Wranglers, and the Zephyrs) and
the star characters are appealing.
REVIEWED ON 5/15/2015 GRADE: B-
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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