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Note: This article is about the 1971 film. For other meanings, see Melody's Stories.

Melody is a 1971 movie from the U.K., directed by Waris Hussein. It was released as S.W.A.L.K. in the United Kingdom (S.W.A.L.K. is a message traditionally written on the envelopes of love letters by British schoolchildren, standing for Sealed With A Loving Kiss). Although initially a box office disappointment in both the United States and Britain, it has over the years become a cult classic. The film turned out to be an enormous hit in Japan, and in some Latin American countries such as Argentina and Chile.


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The film tells the story of two children, Daniel and Melody, who fall in love. The romantic fantasy is told through the viewpoint of the children, while the adults play only supporting roles. Daniel Latimer (Mark Lester) befriends the troublesome Ornshaw (Jack Wild). One day, Daniel falls in love with Melody Perkins (Tracy Hyde) and announce to their parents that they want to get married. Not sometime in the future, but now. However, the adults, parents and teachers alike try to dissuade them. Ornshaw also doesn't like this because he feels that Melody is taking away his friend. But later on, Ornshaw and their classmates are determined to go ahead with their plans for the young couple. They reunite in a far place to marry the couple but their parents follow them and try to stop it. The children go wild and make a car explode. Melody and Daniel run away in a handcar down the railway line with Ornshaw's help.

The spanking scene[edit]

The film features a classic British school spanking scene. The two boys are summoned to the headmaster's office for failing in Latin. The headmaster gives them each six of the best with a plimsoll, bent over a desk (half-standing position), on the seat of their trousers (M/m). The boys had foreseen the punishment and had taken preparations for this, padding their seat for protection. Daniel's padding is discovered and he has to take his slippering without it. He is visibly tear-filled as he exits the office.

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