Herman's Hermits are on a U.S. tour, where they're mobbed by various birds -- and secretly monitored by a nerdy scientist to determine if they are rocket worthy.
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 26 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: June 3, 2011
- Originally Released: 1966
- Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.39
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Peter Noone, Barry Whitwam, Derek Leckenby, Karl Green, Herman's Hermits, Sue Ane Langdon, Shelley Fabares, Keith Hopwood, Herbert Anderson & Bernard Fox|
|Directed by||Arthur Lubin|
|Screenwriting by||James B. Gordon|
|Composition by||Fred Karger|
|Director of Photography:||Paul Vogel|
Description by OLDIES.com:
The career of the British Invasion pop group Herman's Hermits was in full, fan-shrieking, disc-selling orbit when their first top-billed movie came to theaters, so maybe it's only natural to think NASA would want to name a rocket after them. Well, at least that's what's at stake in this 1966 romp that has the five lads on a U.S. tour, where they're mobbed by various birds -- and secretly monitored by a nerdy scientist to determine if they are rocket worthy. Yes, Hold On! is not so much about making sense as it is about having fun. A double fistful of Hermits' songs (including the Top-10 hits "A Must to Avoid" and "Leaning on the Lamp Post") adds to the good times. Shelley Fabares, no stranger to the charts with 1962's "Johnny Angel," costars.
In the wake of the Beatles' landmark film HELP comes this campy movie featuring British pop-rockers Herman's Hermits. The story begins as the English cuties find themselves pursued by a NASA scientist while on a U.S. tour. The scientist is trying to determine whether the group should have a space capsule named after it. Meanwhile the lads find themselves mixed up with an ambitious starlet willing to stop at nothing, and of course there is one of their girlfriends around to complicate things. During the film's musical finale, the Hermits perform at the Rose Bowl and get their name upon the spacecraft.
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