Sealed With A Loving Kiss
Also the alternative title of a 1971 film--more commonly known as Melody--directed by Waris Hussein. It starred Mark Lester, Jack Wild and Tracy Hyde. The sweetly innocent tale is that of two young lads, their friendship, and their respective affections for a young girl named Melody. Lester and Wild had acted in the wildly successful Oliver! three years before, and it was hoped that S.W.A.L.K. would repeat that success by taking advantage of the world's infatuation for Lester and Wild and everything English and Swinging. Instead, it bombed. This didn't stop kids everywhere who'd seen the film from obsessing over it and the three main characters, and writing "S.W.A.L.K. (Melody)" on their pencil cases, forearms, school exercise books and every other conceivable place. It still has a warm spot in the hearts of some.