Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush (film)

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Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush
Directed by Clive Donner
Produced by Clive Donner
Larry Kramer
Written by Hunter Davies
Larry Kramer (additional dialogue)
Starring Barry Evans
Judy Geeson
Angela Scoular
Sheila White
Adrienne Posta
Diane Keen
Christopher Timothy
Music by Traffic
Spencer Davis Group
Andy Ellison
Cinematography Alex Thomson
Distributed by United Artists
Release date(s) 1968
Running time 96 min
Country United Kingdom
Language English

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,[1] but the festival was cancelled due to the events of May 1968 in France.

The film starred Barry Evans, Judy Geeson and Angela Scoular and was directed by Clive Donner.

The film was released on DVD officially for the first time by the BFI in September 2010 as part of its "Flipside" strand.

Plot summary[edit]

Jamie McGregor (Barry Evans) is a virginal sixth-former in suburbia delivering groceries for the local supermarket, but he is more interested in other matters - Mary, Linda, Paula and Caroline. He tries to seduce the girls of his dreams in the swinging sixties.

Cast[edit]

Music[edit]

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. 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 in the film and soundtrack album with the song "It's Been a Long Time".

Location[edit]

The location for the film was Stevenage New Town, Hertfordshire.

The sailing scenes at the "Botel" were filmed on Grafham Water, Cambridgeshire.

Reception[edit]

The film was the 14th most popular movie at the Australian box office in 1969.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
  2. ^ "The World's Top Twenty Films." Sunday Times [London, England] 27 Sept. 1970: 27. The Sunday Times Digital Archive. accessed 5 Apr. 2014

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