Some People (film)

Some People is a 1962 film directed by Clive Donner.[1] It stars Kenneth More and Ray Brooks and is centred on the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme.[2]

Some People
Directed byClive Donner
Produced byJames Archibal
Written byJohn Eldridge
StarringKenneth More
Ray Brooks
Music byRon Grainer
CinematographyJohn Wilcox
Edited byFergus McDonell
Vic Films Productions
Distributed byAnglo-Amalgamated Film Distributors (UK)
Release date
June 1962
Running time
93 min.
CountryUnited Kingdom


A youth worker (played by Kenneth More) tries to help a group of teenagers in Bristol, by encouraging positive social development.


The film was shot entirely on location in Bristol with Anneke Willis recalling the crew arrived in Bristol three weeks before shooting to get the feel of Bristol with the boys learning the local accent, riding motorbikes and visiting local dance halls with much of the script being ad-libbed.

Local filming locations were used including the W.D. & H.O. Wills cigarette factory, Royal York Crescent, Clifton Suspension Bridge, the Theatre Royal, the Palace Hotel, Bristol South public baths, the city docks, The Portway and Lockleaze, with Lockleaze School used for much of the interior filming.

Kenneth More agreed to play his role for nothing apart from his expenses because he had no other offers around the time, and the movie was for a good cause: all proceeds were to go to the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme who commissioned the film[3] and the National Playing Fields Association. During filming he began an affair with one of the cast, Angela Douglas, who became his wife.[4]

The film features a test flight of the Bristol 188.



The film reportedly made a profit, in part because of its low cost.[7]


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  2. Karl Williams. "Some People (1962) - Clive Donner - Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  4. Kenneth More, More or Less, Hodder & Staughton, 1978 p 184-185
  5. Valerie Mountain, Allmusic entry
  6. Valerie Mountain And The Eagles – Some People Discogs. Retrieved 1 December 2018
  7. By, E. A. (1964, Jul 19). LOCAL NEWS: BANKHEAD'S BACK, OTHER ITEMS. New York Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from

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