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Charley Moon is a 1956 British film directed by Guy Hamilton. It stars Max Bygraves, Dennis Price and Shirley Eaton.[2] The screenplay and lyrics are by Leslie Bricusse. The story is based on Reginald Arkell's backstage novel of the same name. Filmed at Pinewood Studios and on location in Upton Grey and Greywell Hampshire.

Charley Moon
Charley Moon Movie Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster (UK)
Directed byGuy Hamilton
Produced byLeslie Bricusse
John Cresswell
Written byLeslie Bricusse from the novel by Reginald Arkell
StarringMax Bygraves
Dennis Price
Michael Medwin
Shirley Eaton
Music byFrancis Chagrin
CinematographyJack Hildyard
Distributed byBritish Lion Films
Release date
  • 1956 (1956)
CountryUnited Kingdom
Box office£159,641 (UK)[1]

Plot summaryEdit

Charley Moon (Max Bygraves) is a country boy who, after a national service stint in the army, becomes a small-time music-hall performer. After a few lucky breaks manages he finds himself popular, and the star of a musical hit in London's West End. Initially successful, Moon soon finds showbiz a facile occupation, and longs to return to his childhood home. He soon finds himself back where he started.



  1. ^ Vincent Porter, 'The Robert Clark Account', Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Vol 20 No 4, 2000 p509
  2. ^ Charley Moon on IMDb