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Melody (1971)

Rating:G
Genre:Drama, Romance
Release Date:March 28, 1971
Running time:103 minutes
Cast:Mark Lester, Tracy Hyde, Jack Wild, Colin Barrie, Billy Franks
Director:Waris Hussein
Producer:Ronald S. Kass
Writer:Alan Parker
Distributor:Levitt Pickman

Description: An excellent musical score by the Bee Gees adds appeal to this curious little movie about two ten-year olds, Daniel and Melody (Mark Lester and Tracy Hyde) who are completely taken with each other and announce to their parents, in all seriousness, that they plan to get married. This marriage is not planned for the distant future, but as soon as possible. The uproar that is caused when their seriousness becomes clear is not too surprising. Their best friend Ornshaw (Jack Wild) is not too thrilled with their plan either. What makes the film work is that the entire story is told from the children's point of view in which the grownups' objections, since they have no relation to the truth of what the children are feeling, come across as silly or inconsequential. This film is a reunion of sorts for Oscar-winning Oliver! co-stars Mark Lester and Jack Wild ~ Clarke Fountain, All Movie Guide

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