Mark Lester

Mark Lester

Screen Time: 80%
Role: Daniel
Age: 12 years old
Tracy Hyde

Tracy Hyde

Screen Time: 75%
Role: Melody
Age: 11 years old





Rating: 8.8 (14 votes)
Directed: Waris Hussein
Country: UK
Language: English
Genre: Coming of Age, Drama, Romance


Two lonely boys from opposite backgrounds, Daniel Latimer (Mark Lester), and Ornshaw (Jack Wild), become firm friends at a south London comprehensive school. Things change when Daniel notices ten-year old Melody Perkins (Tracy Hyde) in dancing class and falls in love. At first Melody rebuffs his advances, but gradually she reciprocates and returns his feelings. Despite initially aiding his friend, Ornshaw becomes bitter at being shoved aside and the two friends fight.

Daniel and Melody announce to their perplexed parents, in all seriousness, that they intend to get married. This marriage is not planned for the distant future, but as soon as possible. Ornshaw performs a mock ‘marriage’ ceremony under a derelict railroad viaduct, and their rampaging classmates collude in helping them evade pursuing teachers and parents. Ultimately, the young ‘newlyweds’ escape into the sunset on a railroad handcar.





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