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Rock, Pretty Baby (1956)

Jimmy Daley and Angelo Barrato are teenage members of a band who learn of a contest that they believe will bring them fame. Jimmy must fight the opposition of his father and his feelings for the lovely Joan.

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Angelo Barrato
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Thomas Daley Sr. M.D. (as Edward C. Platt)
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'Pop' Wright
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Carol Saunders (as Susan Volkmann)
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Claire Saunders (as Caryl Volkmann)
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Kay Norton
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Lori Parker
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Jimmy Daley and Angelo Barrato are teenage members of a band who learn of a contest that they believe will bring them fame. Jimmy must fight the opposition of his father and his feelings for the lovely Joan.

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The whole wonderful story of today's ROCK-AND-ROLL GENERATION! ..told the way they want it told!

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December 1956 (USA)  »

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Baila, linda, baila  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Angelo Barrato: I'm the victim of the greatest social disease of our generation: parents.
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Featured in Heavy Petting (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Rockabye Lullaby Blues
Lyrics and Music by Bobby Troup
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Rock, Pretty Baby was an okay teen/Rock 'n' Roll drama from the '50s
25 March 2017 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

This is another of the '50s movies I've watched of late showcasing teens, Rock 'n' Roll, and the troubles they get into. John Saxon is the teen wanting to play guitar instead of studying medicine as his father-played by Edward Platt years before becoming Chief on "Get Smart"-did. His mother is Fay Wray-yes, the original damsel in distress in the original King Kong. Former Disney child actress Luana Patten is Saxon's girlfriend Joan. Sal Mineo, previously a friend of James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause, is one of Saxon's band members as is singer/songwriter Rod McKuen. Oh, and young emerging teen Shelley Fabares-several months before her role in "The Donna Reed Show"-is Saxon's little sister. The drama veers between pretty compelling to bland in spots. Still, it's worth a look if you're curious about seeing all the films of all I just mentioned above.


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