OK so it’s Cliff in flares in Birmingham but this film has a charm all it’s own. The soundtrack is brilliant, these songs are very good and the storyline is refreshing in that it’s based in England. Anthony Andrews and Hugh Griffiths are great and Cliff is, well, Cliff!
Watch it enough times and you’ll soon have your favourite scenes, lines and even songs. The moral is still relevant today – money and the pursuit of real happiness. There are some good actors in this and George Cole is superb as a hardbitten socialist. Cliff has some great outfits in this, truly 100% 1973 gear and it’s an interesting snapshot of life in this country all those years ago. I’d like to add that Gas Street IS in the middle of Birmingham – we did the map fold!!!!!