Ferry Across the Mersey (1964)

Genres - Musical  |   Sub-Genres - Rock Musical  |   Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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This rock'n roll drama featuring British pop band Gerry and the Pacemakers, is a quick knock-off of The Beatles' A Hard Day's Night. The film features a situation in which the band loses their instruments. It also chronicles the history of the band via flashback. The band members are seen meeting each other in art school and forming a band. They barely manage to eke out a living playing at The Cavern. There they meet a useful young woman who helps them find a manager. After the band wins the European Beat competition, their rise is assured. Also appearing on the film are a couple of other Liverpool bands. Songs include: "Ferry Across the Mersey" and "It's Gonna Be All Right."

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America, artist, band [music group], behind-the-scenes, Britain, competition, contest, family, fanatic, flashback, friendship, leader, loot, manager, music, musical [play], musical-instrument, performer, rock-music, school, scream, songwriter, student, success, tourist, winner, ferry