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 »
The saga of how Alan Freed discovered rock and roll. The new musical sounds are traced back to their roots in jazz, blues and gospel. Appearances by Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Clyde McPhatter, Frankie Lymon, Lionel Hampton.
A tough kid comes to a new high school and begins muscling his way into the drug scene. As he moves his way up the ladder, a schoolteacher tries to reform him, his aunt tries to seduce him,... See full summary »
John Drew Barrymore
Dr. Conway has perfected a machine which he believes will predict earthquakes, and has determined that one will strike California within 24 hours. He and his patron, Dr. Morton, attempt to ... See full summary »
Fred F. Sears
In this fictional film in which performers using their own name do fictional things with fictional people there is no one playing 'Self', but there is a record-company talent scout, Bill ... See full summary »
Bill Haley and the Comets made their motion picture debut in this musical short that featured a D.J. and his female guest introducing the Comets. The band performs three songs in a forerunner of today's music videos.
Bill Haley and the Comets,
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
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 »
Instead of "The End," the movie concludes with THE LIVING END See more »
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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