This romantic fantasy is told through the viewpoint of the children in the story, the adults playing only supporting roles. Daniel Latimer (Mark Lester) befriends the troublesome Ornshaw (Jack Wild). One day, Daniel falls in love with Melody Perkins (Tracy Hyde) and announce to their parents that they want to get married. Not sometime in the future, but now. However, the adults, parents and teachers alike try to dissuade them. Ornshaw also doesn’t like this because he feels that Melody is taking away his friend. But later on, Ornshaw and their classmates are determined to go ahead with their plans for the young couple. They reunite in a far place to marry the couple but their parents follow them and try to stop it. The children go wild and make a car explode. Melody and Daniel run away in a handcar down the railway line with Ornshaw’s help. —Wikipedia
Waris Hussein (born 9 December 1938) is a British-Indian television director and film director best known for his many productions for British television. He was born in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. He is particularly remembered for having directed the first ever Doctor Who serial, An Unearthly Child, in 1963. In 1964 he returned to the series to direct most of the fourth serial, Marco Polo. He went on to direct many productions such as a 1965 BBC television version of A Passage to India; the BBC serial Notorious Woman (1974); suffragette movement drama Shoulder to Shoulder (BBC, 1974); and the Thames Television serial Edward and Mrs Simpson (1978). The latter two productions saw him working once more with former Doctor Who producer Verity Lambert. He also directed for Thames the first story (a 4-parter) in the “Armchair Thriller” series. His 1969 film A Touch of Love was entered into the 19th Berlin International Film Festival. In 1970 he directed Jack Wild and Mark Lester in the… read more
Inocente y amable crónica del primer amor. Aunque el film abunda en viñetas cargadas de ternura y candidez, nunca llega a ser empalagosa. También me sorprendió la complicidad absoluta del director con la utopía de sus jóvenes protagonistas, en franca oposición con el mundo de los adultos. Tracy Hyde y Mark Lester tienen una química innegable y Jack Wild se roba cada escena en la que participa. El final es adorable.