Cinema: Follow-the-Leader

Having a Wild Weekend is the Dave Clark Five's hectic attempt to trot in the Beatles' cinematic footsteps. If they, in turn, are going to be followed by the Rolling Stones, the Animals, and the other rock-a-pop groups with Beatle haircuts, this new vague may well be the most depressing thing to happen in darkened theaters since Follow-the-Bouncing-Ball.

This too is a chase—through some of the most boring location shots outside of home movies. Fleeing from an evil advertising man, Dave Clark, who looks like a conscientious dropout, takes sad-faced Model Barbara Ferris scuba-diving in a deserted swimming pool, tree-watching in a...

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