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Rock Rock Rock! (1956)

Approved | | Drama, Music | 7 December 1956 (USA)
A young teenage girl (Tuesday Weld) 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 ... See full summary »

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Alan Freed and his Rock 'n Roll Band ...
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Fran Manfred ...
Arabella
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Dori
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Dori's Songs (singing voice)
Teddy Randazzo ...
Tommy
Jacqueline Kerr ...
Gloria
Ivy Schulman ...
Baby
The Moonglows ...
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Himself
The Flamingos ...
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Jimmy Cavallo and the House Rockers ...
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The Johnny Burnette Trio ...
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La Vern Baker ...
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Cirino and the Bowties ...
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Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers ...
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A young teenage girl (Tuesday Weld) 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 starring Disc Jockey and Rock N Roll impresario Alan Freed, includes performances by artist Chuck Berry, La Vern Baker, Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, The Flamingos, The Moonglows and The Johnny Burnette Trio. Written by <jgp3553@excite.com>

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The greatest rock 'n' roll music played by the biggest rock 'n' roll groups this side of heaven! See more »

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Tuesday Weld's singing was dubbed by Connie Francis See more »

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When Dori mentions the dress Gloria is planning to wear, Arabella chimes in with a remark about how the dress will be blue. The color of the dress something Gloria had mentioned to Dori and Tommy, but not when Arabella was around. See more »

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[first lines]
Arabella: [sipping shakes at the malt shoppe] Is Tommy taking you to the school prom?
Dori Graham: He - hasn't asked me, yet.
Arabella: He will. I sure hope I find someone as nice as Tommy.
Dori Graham: Oh, you'll meet him someday.
Arabella: Well, I hope it's before the prom. Are you in love with Tommy?
Dori Graham: Well...
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Rock, Rock, Rock
Performed by Jimmy Cavallo and the House Rockers
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Interesting and unintentionally funny
5 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is a riot. It's got the typical 50's music with some excuse for a show put on by Alan Freed, of course. Tuesday Weld plays a real simpleton of a girl who stupidly gets herself in serious 'trouble' at the hands of another equally stupid teenage girl - she lends the other girl money to buy a dress, thinking 100% interest was a fair amount, but the other girl says that rate is so high it's illegal so she isn't going to pay back the money at all. OH MY GOSH! Now Tuesday won't be able to buy her OWN dress for the dance - and she has lost her boyfriend to the other girl, because he loves blue formal gowns like the other girl bought with Tuesday's money. Can you grasp the level of sophistication of this plot? Tuesday also gets her banking advice from the local bank president named - are you ready? - MR. BIMBLE! Is that a scream or what? Maybe the most agonizingly funny part of this flick is the singing by Tommy Rogers. His song "Thanks To You" is so insanely sour and off-key, if you are even the slightest bit 'impaired' you may rupture yourself laughing at it. Some movies are so bad they just stink, but this one is so bad it's entertainingly bad. Highly recommended, but it is NOT a serious look at the 50's. There are some good musical performances which of course were lip sync'd. "Tha-ANKS... to yooo-ooou...." Stop, you're killing me!


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