Finders Keepers is a 1966 British musical film directed by Sidney Hayers, written by Michael Pertwee and starring Cliff Richard and The Shadows. It was released in the U.S. the following year. A search was made to find an actress to play the Spanish girl who falls for Cliff, and the 21-year-old Viviane Ventura won the role: born in London, but fluent in Spanish, she sang a spirited duet with Cliff on “Paella”.
Cliff and The Shadows travel to a Spanish town for a gig. When they arrive they are puzzled to find the area empty. They find out that a small bomb has accidentally been dropped on the town and the villagers have fled in panic that it will go off. The boys decide to find the bomb and restore peace in the village, with some musical numbers along the way.
The story is loosely based on a real accident on 17 January 1966, when a US B-52 strategic bomber, carrying four thermonuclear bombs, collided in mid-air with KC-135 tanker plane near Palomares, Spain. Three of the four hydrogen bombs were soon found on land near Palomares, and the fourth bomb was recovered from the Mediterranean Sea on 7 April.
- Cliff Richard as Cliff
- Hank Marvin as Himself (as The Shadows)
- Bruce Welch as Himself (as The Shadows)
- Brian Bennett as Himself (as The Shadows)
- John Rostill as Himself (as The Shadows)
- Robert Morley as Colonel Roberts
- Viviane Ventura as Emilia
- Peggy Mount as Mrs. Bragg
- Graham Stark as Burke
- John Le Mesurier as Mr. X
- Ellen Pollock as Grandma
- Ernest Clark as Air Marshal
- Burnell Tucker as Pilot
- George Roderick as Priest
- Bill Mitchell as G.I. Guard
- Robert Hutton as Commander
color, fullscreen, mono, 94 minutes. DVD-R comes packaged as shown in color DVD case, wrapped in plastic!