It's All Happening (film)

It's All Happening is a 1963 British musical film directed by Don Sharp and starring Tommy Steele, Michael Medwin and Angela Douglas.[1] Produced for $430,000, the film was shot and ready for release in cinemas in only six weeks. Songs: "The Dream Maker," "Maximum Plus," "Day Without You," "Summertime" (Philip Green, Norman Newell).[2] A talent scout for a record company is frustrated by his lack of progress with his career. It is sometimes known under the alternative title The Dream Maker.

It's All Happening
Original British quad poster
Directed byDon Sharp
Produced byNorman Williams
Written byLeigh Vance
StarringTommy Steele
Michael Medwin
Angela Douglas
Music byPhilip Green
CinematographyKen Hodges
Edited byJohn Jympson
K.N.P. Productions
Distributed byBritish Lion Film Corporation
Release date
Running time
86 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Selected cast

Critical reception

  • TV Guide observed, "a number of England's pop singers and groups of the 1960s are on display in this variety show held together by a slim story line."[2]
  • The New York Times noted, "young Mr. Steele, all teeth and yellow hair, gives his all to the role."[3]
  • The Radio Times called the film "sentimental hokum...The songs sound as though they were knocked out on a slow afternoon on Denmark Street, London's very own Tin Pan Alley."[4]
  • AllMovie called it an "engaging children's musical."[5]


  1. "It's all Happening (1963) | BFI". Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  2. "The Dream Maker Review". 28 November 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  3. Eugene Archer. (23 April 1964). "Movie Review - It's All Happening - The Dream Maker'". Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  4. "It's All Happening | Film review and movie reviews". Radio Times. 8 April 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  5. Tommy Steele. "It's All Happening (1963) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved 24 July 2014.

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