Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush (film)
|Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush|
|Directed by||Clive Donner|
|Produced by||Clive Donner
|Written by||Hunter Davies
Larry Kramer (additional dialogue)
Spencer Davis Group
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|Running time||96 min|
Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush is a 1968 British film made based on the novel of the same name by Hunter Davies. It was listed to compete at the 1968 Cannes Film Festival, but the festival was cancelled due to the events of May 1968 in France.
Jamie McGregor (Barry Evans) is a virginal sixth-former in swinging sixties suburbia, delivering groceries for the local supermarket. However he is more interested in matters sexual and sets out to lose his virginity by attempting to seduce the local girls - Linda, Paula, Caroline, Audrey, and his dream girl Mary.
- Barry Evans - Jamie McGregor
- Judy Geeson - Mary Gloucester
- Angela Scoular - Caroline Beauchamp
- Sheila White - Paula
- Adrienne Posta - Linda
- Vanessa Howard - Audrey
- Maxine Audley - Mrs. Beauchamp
- Denholm Elliott - Mr. Beauchamp
- Moyra Fraser - Mrs. McGregor
- Michael Bates - Mr. McGregor
- Diane Keen - Claire
- Christopher Timothy - Spike
- Nicky Henson - Craig Foster
- Allan Warren - Joe McGregor
- Roy Holder - Arthur
- George Layton - Gordon
- Marianne Stone - Mrs. Kelly
The music was released by United Artists Records as a soundtrack album in 1968. It has been re-issued on CD by Rykodisc. The Spencer Davis Group provided most of the music and made a cameo appearance in the film at a church fete. The title track "Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush" was written and performed by Traffic. Traffic also have two other songs on the soundtrack album "Am I What I Was or Am I What I Am" and a version of "Utterly Simple" that is different from the recording used on the album Mr Fantasy. Andy Ellison of the group John's Children also appears on the soundtrack album with the song "It's Been a Long Time".
The film was the 14th most popular movie at the Australian box office in 1969.
- "Festival de Cannes: Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-04-04.
- "The World's Top Twenty Films." Sunday Times [London, England] 27 Sept. 1970: 27. The Sunday Times Digital Archive. accessed 5 Apr. 2014
- Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush at the Internet Movie Database
- Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush at AllMovie