This is a really interesting time piece,since it reflects the changing tastes in music that took place during the 1950s.Early in the fifties,crooners such as Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra still held sway.One of our British crooners,and one of my personal favourites of the time,Dickie Valentine,is shown in full voice here.Then there was a slight change evidenced by such as Lonnie Donnegan.I still have his 45 disc of "My old mans a dustman.However the era of rock and roll was fast approaching with Rock Around The Clock and of course Elvis Presley.So the cosy world shown here was soon to be swept away.I also remember Pete Murray very well as he used to sit in the same area as me at The Arsenal.This film is for enthusiasts of the era primarily.
6.5 Special (1958) 1080p YIFY Movie
6.5 Special (1958) 1080p
Six-Five Special is a movie starring Lonnie Donegan, Dickie Valentine, and Jim Dale. At the suggestion of her girlfriend, a young singer decides to try and make her name in London. Catching the overnight '6.5 Special' bound for the...
IMDB: 5.91 Likes
- Genre: Musical |
- Quality: 1080p
- Size: 1.62G
- Resolution: / fps
- Language: English
- Run Time: 85
- IMDB Rating: 5.9/10
- MPR: Normal
- Peers/Seeds: 0 / 1
The Synopsis for 6.5 Special (1958) 1080p
At the suggestion of her girlfriend, a young singer decides to try and make her name in London. Catching the overnight '6.5 Special' bound for the BBC television show, the two find the train full of 1950's British pop stars only too ready to burst into song. As the presenters of the show are also on board, our heroine is assured of a spot on the following Saturday's 'Six Five Special'.
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I recall the artists but not the programmeReviewed bymalcolmgswVote: 6/10
This (now) quaint film is a cornucopia of Brit jukebox talent of the mid 50s all in a cavalcade of song hits... some dimly recalled and most long forgotten. This film is an expanded version of the TV show of the same name... each country had a similar TV show: in Australia we had Saturday DATE and in the US there was BANDSTAND and SHINDIG. It is the sort of TV show that John Waters spoofed in his hilarious 1988 movie with Ricki Lake called HAIRSPRAY. This UK pic is about a sweet nervous operatic hopeful who gets on the 6.5 special a train full of pop talent who head off to the TV studio for a weekly show. It is a good idea and a believable frame to hang what seems like 100 songs and an equal number of singers and dancers who all get a gig in this 85 minute movie. It is non stop songs and performances and as a time capsule movie of 1957 it is now a real talent museum piece. Every known style and look is on screen and it is a good party tape to play at home... even if you are alone or are having 50s party night just for fun. It is so conservative, all cardigans and sensible clothes.. with the occasional Pommy rockabilly twist... followed by a big band / orchestra or dixieland showcase. The wild concert pic THE TAMI SHOW of the mid 60s from Los Angeles Auditorium is a great 1965 chaser. 6.5 SPECIAL is a great fun. The opening scene is our shy singing gal in the bathtub, chatting to her galpal with the bathroom door open... right thru she also sings up until she hops out all sudsy, dries and puts on her pyjamas!. After the train scenes, the film shifts to the studio where a roster of truly dynamite talent takes over: One of the songs is from a 15 year old Scottish boy called Jackie Dnnis wearing the biggest pair of truly terrifying plaid trousers. He sings like Frankie Lymon, belting out a number with lyrics like "la de da oh boy cha-cha-charrrrrrr"... where is he today? also in 6.5 SPECIAL are: John Dankworth and Cleo Laine, the King Bros, Jim Dale, Petulia Clark, and Lonnie Donnegan who is clearly a forerunner to The Beatles in style. One fab cocktail dance number is by Paddy Madison and Lee Stone is a super dance act very much in the style of Marge and Gower Champion. Also if you are a fan of acoustic guitar this great film is also a feast of that sound. Enjoy!
This is a fascinating film for historians of pop -- so many classic acts; this is pop in its nascent form before the cult of celebrity had truly taken hold. So many great performances: Pet Clarke; the Kings Singers; Lonnie Donegon. Kitsch and quaint with the unsettling underbelly of period racism -- why are Victor Soverall and Jimmy Lloyd in the kitchen the whole time while the 'whiter'performers get to travel in the train as passengers.
So many great stars travelling south to London -- the format of the early musical as a show case for performers, this film is also an interesting representation of early television in the UK.
If you are into trains you will also like this! -- the main part of the narrative shows a train journey to London -- the centre of all culture in the 50s, 60s and, of course, now.