Release date8 December 1966 (1966-12-08) (London) WriterMichael Pertwee (screenplay), George H. Brown (original story) Initial releaseDecember 8, 1966 (United Kingdom) CastCliff Richard (Cliff), Bruce Welch (Musiker), Brian Bennett (Musiker), John Rostill (Musiker), Robert Morley (Colonel Roberts), Peggy Mount (Mrs. Bragg) Similar moviesAlvin and the Chipmunks, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, Spice World, Kylie Minogue: Kiss Me Once Live at the SSE Hydro, Taylor Swift & Def Leppard: CMT Crossroads
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Finders Keepers is a 1966 British musical film directed by Sidney Hayers, written by Michael Pertwee and starring Cliff Richard. It was released in the U.S. the following year. A search was made to find an actress to play the Spanish girl who falls for Cliff. The 21-year-old Viviane Ventura won the role: born in London, but fluent in Spanish, she sang a spirited duet in the film with Cliff: Paella.
Cliff and The Shadows travel to a Spanish town for a gig. When they arrive they are puzzled to find the area empty. They find out that a small bomb has accidentally been dropped on the town and the villagers have fled in panic that it will go off. The boys decide to find the bomb and restore peace in the village, with some musical numbers along the way.
Cliff Richard - Cliff
Hank Marvin - Himself (as The Shadows)
Bruce Welch - Himself (as The Shadows)
Brian Bennett - Himself (as The Shadows)
John Rostill - Himself (as The Shadows)
Robert Morley - Colonel Roberts
Peggy Mount - Mrs. Bragg
Viviane Ventura - Emilia
Graham Stark - Burke
John Le Mesurier - Mr. X
Ellen Pollock - Grandma
Ernest Clark - Air Marshal
Burnell Tucker - Pilot
George Roderick - Priest
Bill Mitchell - G.I. Guard
Robert Hutton - Commander
The Radio Times described the film as a "dismal romp" which "marked the end of Cliff's screen collaboration with the Shadows"; while Variety wrote, "Michael Pertwee’s screenplay does not build up much urgency or suspense but provides opportunity for colorful fiesta, a gentle romance between Richard and Ventura, some verbal dueling between Robert Morley and Graham Stark"; and Sky Movies noted, "Peggy Mount and Robert Morley (For #10,000, I'd walk naked down Horse Guards Parade') provide formidable comedy support for the stars."
Music and lyrics by The Shadows. Songs include: "Finders Keepers," "Washerwoman," "My Way," "Paella," "La, La, La," "Fiesta," and "Time Drags By."
The soundtrack album for Finders Keepers by Cliff Richard and The Shadows was released on Columbia Records (Columbia SCX 6079)
"Finders Keepers" (Cliff Richard and The Shadows)
Time Drags By (Cliff Richard and The Shadows)
Washerwoman (Cliff Richard and The Shadows)
La La La song (Cliff Richard and The Shadows)
My Way (The Shadows)
Oh Senorita (Cliff Richard and The Shadows)
Spanish Music (The Shadows)
Fiesta (Cliff Richard and The Shadows)
This Day (Cliff Richard and The Shadows)
Paella (Cliff Richard and The Shadows)
Finders Keepers/My Way/Paella/Fiesta (Medley) (The Shadows)
Run to the Door (not from the film)
Where Did the Summer Go (not from the film)
Into Each Life Some Rain Will Fall (Cliff Richard and The Shadows) (not from the film)
The film's tagline is 'The beat is the wildest! The blast is the craziest!... and the fun is where you find it!'
The film is rated M in New Zealand for sexual references.