Stardust | 1974 | David Essex, Adam Faith

Stardust | 1974 | David Essex, Adam Faith

Follow-up to That’ll Be the Day which scores highly. Jim Maclaine (David Essex) has traded his wife and security for a life on the road with his guitar. Persuading fairground hustler Mike Menary (Faith) to manage him and his group, he achieves rapid success – and an equally rapid descent into drug abuse and burn-out. Essex is acted off the screen by Adam Faith, whose portrayal of the amoral manager is a study in wickedness.

cast
David Essex as Jim MacLaine
Adam Faith as Mike Menary
Larry Hagman as Porter Lee Austin
Rosalind Ayres as Jeanette
Marty Wilde as Colin Day
Keith Moon as JD Glover
Dave Edmunds as Alex
Ines Des Longchamps as Danielle
Paul Nicholas as Johnny
Karl Howman as Stevie
Richard LeParmentier as Felix Hoffman
Edd Byrnes as TV interviewer
Peter Duncan as Kevin
James Hazeldine as Brian
John Normington as Harrap
David Daker as Ralph Woods
Anthony Naylor as Keith Nolan
Charlotte Cornwell as Sally Potter
Rose Marie Klespitz as Lucille
Donald Sumpter as TV Concert Producer

crew
Director: Michael Apted
Producer: Sanford Lieberson
Producer: David Puttnam
Executive Producer: Roy Baird
Writer: Ray Connolly

UK | 107 minutes | 1974

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