It's All Happening (film)

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It's All Happening
"It's All Happening" (film).jpg
Original British quad poster
Directed by Don Sharp
Produced by Norman Williams
Written by Leigh Vance
Starring Tommy Steele
Michael Medwin
Angela Douglas
Music by Philip Green
Cinematography Ken Hodges
Edited by John Jympson
K.N.P. Productions
Distributed by British Lion Film Corporation
Release dates 1963
Running time 86 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

It's All Happening is a 1963 British musical film directed by Don Sharp and starring Tommy Steele, Michael Medwin and Angela Douglas.[1] Produced for $430,000, the film was shot and ready for release in cinemas in only six weeks. Songs: "The Dream Maker," "Maximum Plus," "Day Without You," "Summertime" (Philip Green, Norman Newell).[2] A talent scout for a record company is frustrated by his lack of progress with his career. It is sometimes known under the alternative title The Dream Maker.

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Critical reception[edit]

  • TV Guide observed, "a number of England's pop singers and groups of the 1960s are on display in this variety show held together by a slim story line."[2]
  • The New York Times noted, "young Mr. Steele, all teeth and yellow hair, gives his all to the role."[3]
  • The Radio Times called the film "sentimental hokum...The songs sound as though they were knocked out on a slow afternoon on Denmark Street, London's very own Tin Pan Alley."[4]
  • Allmovie called it an "engaging children's musical."[5]


  1. ^ "It's all Happening (1963) | BFI". Retrieved 2014-07-24. 
  2. ^ a b "The Dream Maker Review". 2012-11-28. Retrieved 2014-07-24. 
  3. ^ Eugene Archer. (1964-04-23). "Movie Review - It s All Happening - The Dream Maker'". Retrieved 2014-07-24. 
  4. ^ "It's All Happening | Film review and movie reviews". Radio Times. 2013-04-08. Retrieved 2014-07-24. 
  5. ^ Tommy Steele. "It's All Happening (1963) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved 2014-07-24. 

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