OLIVER! star Mark Lester plays Daniel Latimer, a preteen who falls in love with and decides to marry a young girl his age (Tracy Hyde). They inform their parents of their plans despite the pleas of an older friend (Jack Wild, another OLIVER! veteran). The plot isn't very convincing, but the
actors' charming innocence more than makes up for it, and a plus for Bee Gees fans is a fine score performed by the group that sounds nothing like SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER and includes "Teach Your Children," "To Love Somebody," and "Working on It Night and Day." Scriptwriter Alan Parker would go on to
direct MIDNIGHT EXPRESS and PINK FLOYD--THE WALL, while producer David Puttnam wou...