Idol on Parade

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  • Genre(s): Comedy
  • Release year: 1959
  • Running time: 88 min
British pop sensation "Jeep" Jackson's (Anthony Newley) career is in high gear when he's notified he'll have to do a two-year tour in the army. Of course the musician isn't well suited to the military life, and his antics wreak havoc on the patience... read more

British pop sensation "Jeep" Jackson's (Anthony Newley) career is in high gear when he's notified he'll have to do a two-year tour in the army. Of course the musician isn't well suited to the military life, and his antics wreak havoc on the patience of commanding officer Sergeant Lush (William Bendix). Will Jackson defeat the military with his singular personality or will a truce allow the army to soldier on? The film's title song and "I've Waited So Long" were hits for Newley, and the story may have largely been inspired by his real-life mid-career stint in the army. Lionel Jeffries and Anne Aubrey also star. Directed by John Gilling. Newly remastered.

Original Release

03/24/1959

Cast

Anthony Newley Jeep Jackson
William Bendix Sgt. Lush / Sergeant Major Lush
Lionel Jeffries Burton Bassett / Bertie
Sidney James Herbie
David Lodge Shorty
Harry Fowler Ron
Percy Herbert Sergeant (Hebrides) / Sergeant Hebrides
Anne Aubrey Caroline
Dilys Laye Rene / Renee
William Kendall C.O. / Commanding Officer
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

John Gilling

Writers

John Antrobus, William Camp

Cast

Anthony Newley Jeep Jackson
William Bendix Sgt. Lush / Sergeant Major Lush
Lionel Jeffries Burton Bassett / Bertie
Sidney James Herbie
David Lodge Shorty
Harry Fowler Ron
Percy Herbert Sergeant (Hebrides) / Sergeant Hebrides
Anne Aubrey Caroline
Dilys Laye Rene / Renee
William Kendall C.O. / Commanding Officer
Bernie Winters Joseph Jackson
Norman Atkyns Stage Manager
Sean Kelly Ernie
Susan Hampshire Martha
Keith Smith Post Corporal
Rosamund Greenwood Spinster
Roderick Cook Nobby
Gordon Boyd Cpl. Nerking
Larry Martyn Teenager
John Wood Jeremy

Producers

Editors

Bert Rule

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