• That'll Be the Day (1973)

That'll Be the Day

Release Date: October 29th, 1973

DVD Release Date: November 28th, 2000

PG |1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

Raised by his single mother after the abrupt departure of his father, Jim MacLaine (David Essex) is a restless British youth. Leaving home to find his place in the world, Jim eventually meets kindred spirit Mike (Ringo Starr). The two lads get into plenty of trouble as they shirk responsibility and chase women, but ultimately Jim has to decide on a career, and dreams of becoming a rock 'n' roll star. Can Jim make it as musician, or will he remain stuck in a mundane rut?

Cast: David Essex, Ringo Starr, Rosemary Leach, James Booth, Billy Fury, Keith Moon, Rosalind Ayres, Brenda Bruce

Director: Claude Whatham

Genres: Musical , Drama

Production Co: EMI Films Ltd., Goodtimes Enterprises

Distributors: Anchor Bay Entertainment

Keywords: Friend, Love interest, Underdog, 1950s, Emotional, Mother, England, Friendship, Spirited, Growing up


Nominated Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1974)
Nominated Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1974)