Be My Guest (film)

Be My Guest is a 1965 British black and white musical film. It was filmed at Pinewood Studios, England. The film is notable for the appearances of Steve Marriott, who started out as a child actor before giving up a promising acting career to help form the successful 1960s mod group Small Faces and rock group Humble Pie, and of Jerry Lee Lewis, who was at the peak of his career at the time of filming. It was released as a B movie to support the Morecambe and Wise feature film The Intelligence Men.[1]

Be My Guest
DVD cover design
Directed byLance Comfort
Produced byLance Comfort
Written byLyn Fairhurst (story and screenplay)
StarringDavid Hemmings, Avril Angers, Monica Evans, David Healy, Steve Marriott, John Pike
Music byShel Talmy
CinematographyBasil Emmott
Distributed byColumbia Pictures (USA)
Rank Organisation (UK)
Release date
March 1965
Running time
82 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The film was a follow-up to the commercially successful Live It Up!.

Noted American rock music producer Shel Talmy coordinated the film's musical score.[2]

Talmy also composed the title music which was performed by The Niteshades, who also appeared in the closing scene. The recording, released on CBS Records, reached no. 32 on pirate radio station Radio London's chart in the summer of 1965.



Music performers

rest of cast listed alphabetically

  • Ken Bernard Himself - singer (as Kenny and the Wranglers)
  • John Carpenter Himself - drummer of The Zephyrs (as Slash Wildly and the Cut-Throats)
  • Terry Crowe singer (as The Plebs)
  • Mick Dunford guitarist (as The Plebs)
  • John Hawken pianist (as The Nashville Teens)
  • John Hinde bassist of The Zephyrs (as Slash Wildly and the Cut-Throats)
  • Mike Lease organist of The Zephyrs (as Slash Wildly and the Cut-Throats)
  • Jerry Lee Lewis with The Nashville Teens
  • Danny McCulloch Himself - bassist (as The Plebs)
  • The Nashville Teens
  • John Peeby guitarist of The Zephyrs (as Slash Wildly and the Cut-Throats)
  • Ray Phillips vocalist (with The Nashville Teens)
  • Pete Shannon bassist (with The Nashville Teens)
  • Arthur Sharp singer (with The Nashville Teens)
  • Howard Roberts organist (with The Niteshades)
  • Martin Davies bassist (with The Niteshades)
  • Tony Lopez singer (with The Niteshades)
  • Ricky King guitarist (with The Niteshades)
  • Ed Sones singer (with The Niteshades)
  • Keith Harvey drummer (with The Niteshades)


  1. Radio London
  2. Shel Talmy
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