“The big ALL FUN show for the whole family to enjoy!” said the ads for this musical comedy, which was one of only two Kiwi features made in the 1960s. Moving from Sydney to a Rotorua music festival, it follows the romance between a lively drummer (Gary Wallace) and Judy (Carmen Duncan), and the hurdles they face to stay true. That's only an excuse for a melange of madcap musical fun. Made by John O’Shea for Pacific Films, the movie featured performers Howard Morrison (who sings in this excerpt), Lew Pryme and Kiri Te Kanawa, plus distinctive graphics by artist Pat Hanly.
Presented with thanks to the New Zealand Film Heritage Trust – Te Puna Ataata
Songs and music composed by Patrick Flynn
'Don't Let it Get You' composed by Patrick Flynn and Joe Musaphia, and performed by Howard Morrison
'Have You Ever Seen? (A Letter Box)' performed by Gerry Merito
'Come on into the Sun' composed by Robin Maconie and performed by Jim McNaught
Aria 'Una voce poco fa' from the opera The Barber of Seville composed by Gioachino Rossini, and performed by Kiri Te Kanawa