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 »
A young teenage girl desperately tries to earn enough money to buy a dress for a school rock and roll dance. This early rock and roll feature, the 3rd in a series of 5 staring Disc Jockey ... See full summary »
Alan Freed and his Rock 'n Roll Band,
Gervaise Macquart, a young lame laundress, is left by her lover Auguste Lantier with two boys... She manages to make it, and a few years later she marries Coupeau, a roofer. After working ... See full summary »
Escaping from a Canadian prison farm, master thief Gerard Dennis (David Brian) makes his way to Buffalo with Peggy Arthur (Perdita Chandler), who supplies him with money needed for forged ... See full summary »
The South is losing the Civil War and the coffers are nearly empty. A group of Confederate spies steals a shipment of gold in San Francisco and attempts to deliver it to a Confederate ... See full summary »
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 »
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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