Synopsis by Robert Firsching
The 1950s Teddyboys were the first real youth culture, rebellious London kids who mixed the Edwardian fashions of Saville Row with rock and roll music, fast cars, and switchblades. This cute comedy from Greek filmmaker Christos Kyriakopoulos has nothing to do with the original Teds, despite the title, for the term had broadened by the 1960s to mean any rebellious youth. It's a summer teen picture, with Katy Papanika and Mirella Tsarou as Rena and Poppi, two girls who work at a big hotel where a flirtatious ship owner (Vassilis Avlonitis) is staying. The girls wrangle the use of his car and meet two boys, Dinos and Leandros (Alekos Tzanetakos, Vassilis Mavromitis) who just happen to be shipyard workers driving around in a car owned by their chief engineer. The four kids with other people's fancy cars pretend to be rich to impress each other and quickly pair off. Any potential embarrassment is spared when the uncle of one of the boys turns out to be the owner of the shipyard and makes both Dinos and Leandros managers. Dionyssis Papayiannopoulos co-stars with Nikos Fermas and Efi Economou.