Catch Us If You Can. Image shows from L to R: Steve (Dave Clark), Dinah (Barbara Ferris). Copyright: STUDIOCANAL.

Catch Us If You Can

1965 British comedy film about a road trip. Stars Dave Clark, Lenny Davidson, Rick Huxley, Mike Smith, Denis Payton and others.

Catch Us If You Can. Copyright: STUDIOCANAL.

Catch Us If You Can

Comic adventure film starring pop group The Dave Clark Five

Genre
Film
Released
1965
Starring
Dave Clark, Lenny Davidson, Rick Huxley, Mike Smith, Denis Payton, Barbara Ferris, David Lodge, Robin Bailey and others
Writer
Peter Nichols
Director
John Boorman
Producer
David Deutsch

The Dave Clark Five play a group of Stepney-based friends and stunt men who have been hired by a corporate agency to appear in an advertising campaign for "Meat For Go", fronted by the model Dinah.

During the filming of a TV commercial the group grow increasingly weary with the process and one of their number, Steve, soon absconds with Dinah in a stolen E-Type Jaguar. They make their way across a wintry southern England towards an island that she plans to buy with the proceeds from her modelling career. This act of rebellion is cynically exploited for publicity by the advertising executive behind the campaign, Leon Zissell, who dispatches two of his henchmen to pursue the fleeing couple.

On their journey, Steve and Dinah encounter a group of hippies squatting in MOD-owned buildings on Salisbury Plain, an eccentric middle-aged married couple in Bath and Steve's boyhood hero, former judo teacher Louis.

Production Details

UK certificate
U
Duration
99 minutes
Release date
1965
Distributors

Anglo Amalgamated

Warner Brothers

Production company
Also known as
  • Having A Wild Weekend (US title)
  • The Dave Clark Five Runs Wild
Picture
Black and white
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Wednesday 21st July 2021 at 3:00am on TPTV

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