Thursday, 12 February 2015

A SPY TYPE GUY...



Back in 1972 or '73, my local cinema was showing
a double-bill of LIVING FREE (the sequel to BORN
FREE) and THE MAN CALLED FLINTSTONE.  The
Flintstones feature was an actual cinema release, not a
made-for-TV special, and it was amazing to see on the
big screen in full colour.  (As opposed to black and
white on a box in the corner of the livingroom.)

Anyway, here's one of the songs from the movie
that so captivated me as a 13 year-old kid.

8 comments:

Gey Blabby said...

That might be the strangest double bill I've heard of.

Kid said...

What? You mean you never heard of the 'Hey There, it's Yogi Bear' and 'Deep Throat' double-bill, GB?

Gey Blabby said...

Deeper than the average bear.

Kid said...

Pays to keep a packet of Strepsils handy.

John Pitt said...

I saw it in a double bill with Batman and enjoyed it just as much. I haven't heard this song since then.

Kid said...

Flintstones the musical. I thought it was a brilliant film. Went to see it about 3 or 4 times at least.

Anonymous said...

IIRC, it was first released in 1966, at the peak of the spy-fi boom. The original working title was "Our Man Flintstone" or "That Man Flintstone," an allusion to "Our Man Flint." In fact, the poster for "The Man Called Flintstone" was a parody of the first "Our Man Flint" poster.

It recycled some plot devices from the TV show (there was a regular half-hour episode where Fred and Barney got mixed up with a seductive spy named Madame Yes), but who cares? It was great fun, anyway.

-TC

Kid said...

Indeed, TC. I mentioned the Our Man Flint allusion in an earlier post on the movie. Watching it now, some of the animation near the end seems a little rushed, but at the time, I though the earlier sequences were more lavish than the TV show.

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