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Rock Around the Clock (1956)

 -  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 overview:
Johnny Johnston ...
Steve Hollis
Alix Talton ...
Corinne Talbot
Lisa Gaye ...
Lisa Johns
John Archer ...
Mike Dodd
Henry Slate ...
Corny LaSalle
Earl Barton ...
Jimmy Johns
Joe Palma ...
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Alan Freed ...
Alan Freed
Bill Haley ...
Bill Haley
Bill Haley and the Comets ...
The Comets
The Platters ...
The Platters
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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 »

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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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Instead of "The End," the movie concludes with "The LIVING End". See more »

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Cuero (Skins)
Written by Tony Martinez
Performed by Tony Martinez and His Band
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best rock 'n roll movie ever
17 August 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

To really appreciate this film, you have to be a guy/gal who was into pop music when it first came out in 1954 or so---Bill Haley and the Comets were the first group to follow the early fifties sound of Frankie Laine, Johnny Ray, etc., that really had a "bounce" to their music---Elvis soon followed, along with Little Richard, Fats Domino and Pat Boone and the like. All of their hits up to then are in this movie, along with the Platters' two early million sellers. Why this movie is not out on DVD I'll never understand---if "The Girl Can't Help it" can make it to video, this one should----hope someone lights a fire under the powers that be who can make this popping' fifties hit available soon.


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