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Rock Around the Clock (1956)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Music, Romance  |  21 March 1956 (USA)
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A frustrated big-band promoter runs in to rock-and-rollers Bill Haley and the Comets at a small-town dance. He quickly becomes their manager and, with the help of Alan Freed, hopes to bring... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Bill Haley and the Comets ...
Themselves (as Bill Haley and his Comets)
The Platters ...
Themselves (as The Platters)
Ernie Freeman Combo ...
Themselves (as Ernie Freeman Combo)
Tony Martinez and His Band ...
Themselves (as Tony Martinez and his Band)
Alan Freed ...
Himself
Johnny Johnston ...
Steve Hollis
Alix Talton ...
Corinne Talbot
Lisa Gaye ...
Lisa Johns
John Archer ...
Mike Dodd
Henry Slate ...
Corny LaSalle
Earl Barton ...
Jimmy Johns
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A frustrated big-band promoter runs in to rock-and-rollers Bill Haley and the Comets at a small-town dance. He quickly becomes their manager and, with the help of Alan Freed, hopes to bring the new sound to the entire country. But will a conniving booking agent, with a personal ax to grind with the manager, conspire to keep the band from making the big time? Written by <jgp3553@excite.com>

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Comedy | Music | Romance

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21 March 1956 (USA)  »

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$300,000 (estimated)
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Filmed in January 1956. See more »

Goofs

When Lisa Johns is being interviewed by Corinne Talbot at a street side diner, you see the same woman in a fur coat walk by the window (twice) while the same car and transit bus (twice) go by the window after the traffic signal changes. See more »

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Giddyup Dingdong
Written by Pep Lantanzi and Freddie Bell (uncredited)
Performed by Freddie Bell and His Bellboys (uncredited)
Recording through the courtesy of Mercury Record Corporation:
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Fans of early rock and roll will like this one!
19 February 2003 | by (Orlando, Florida) – See all my reviews

Ok, ok...so most of these movies were produced by guys too old and too square to dig the big beat. Stll, these films give is a good retrospective into the early days of rock and roll. Johnny Johnston give a fine performance as manager Steve Hollis, a guy looking for a new sound. He's come to the right place! Bill Haley and His Comets, performing in a small town dance hall, set him straight. The Platters, Freddie Bell and the Bellboys and Alan Freed also make appearances and Lisa Gaye is every guys idea of someone they'd like getting caught with in the back of a 53 Hudson. Only one question: how did Tony Martinez get in this picture? His latino selections are definitely out of place, but don't pass up this flick because of that. You'll enjoy Rock around the clock again and again.


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