Ferry Cross The Mersey - 1964 - 6/10
Overlooked jewel that came out during the British Invasion, but was NOT released in the States.
Gerry Marsden and mates are art students by day, musicians at night.
A fellow student, and very posh bird, takes interest and finds the lads a manager.
Now, if they could only nail the upcoming Merseybeat competition.
Film is shot in and around Liverpool, including the ferry.
Plot is innocuous, though seldom dull.
This is packed, packed, with musical numbers. The Pacemakers’ finale seems to have been filmed very close to an extraordinarily hot crowd. There is a real sense of frantic energy.
While not at the level of A Hard Day’s Night, it is superior to Catch Us If You Can.
One number was filmed inside the Cavern Club.
Fellow performers seen during the film include Cilla Black, The Fourmost, The Black Knights, Earl Royce And The Olympics, The Blackwells.