Studiocanal today (21 October) has released the rock ’n’ roll cult-classic, THAT’LL BE THE DAY as part of the Vintage Classics collection.
Starring a young David Essex in the role that launched his film career and featuring a who’s who of British music in a supporting cast including Ringo Starr, Keith Moon, Billy Fury, Marty Wilde, Dave Edmunds and Adam Faith, these films recreate perfectly the experience of being a young music fan in the late ‘50’s and early ‘60’s and are a unique insight into a time where the world was changing so rapidly.
Nominated for two BAFTAs on release in 1973, THAT’LL BE THE DAY tells the story of Jim MacLaine (David Essex – Stardust, Silver Dream Racer). Abandoned by his father when he was young, Jim, a suburban school dropout, leaves home and drifts through a succession of dead-end jobs until he finds an outlet for his frustration in rock ‘n’ roll. Tossing away the chance of a university education much to the consternation of his mother (Rosemary Leach – A Room with a View, Turtle Bay), alienated MacLaine becomes a lowly deckchair attendant before streetwise friend Mike (Ringo Starr – A Hard Day’s Night, Help!) gets him a job firstly as a barman and then with the fun fair. The initially shy MacLaine quickly becomes a heartless fairground Romeo leaving a trail of broken hearts in his wake.
Courtesy of Studiocanal we have 2 DVD copies of THAT’LL BE THE DAY on DVD up for grabs. To win a copy please answer the following question…
Q.Who originally sang the song ‘That’ll Be The Day’in 1958?
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