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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 ...
Themselves
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 ...
Themselves
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Himself
The Flamingos ...
Themselves
Jimmy Cavallo and the House Rockers ...
Themselves (as Jimmy Cavallo and His House Rockers)
The Johnny Burnette Trio ...
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La Vern Baker ...
Herself
Cirino and the Bowties ...
Themselves
Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers ...
Themselves
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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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FRANKIE LYMON and THE TEEN-AGERS - HEAR them sing "I'm not a Juvenile Delinquent" SEE - Lovely LA VERN BAKER - HEAR her sing "TRA-LA-LA" SEE - The Inimitable CHUCK BERRY - HEAR him sing "YOU CAN'T CATCH ME" See more »

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Film debut of Tuesday Weld. See more »

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Chuck Berry's electric guitar isn't plugged into anything when he performs on TV. See more »

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[first lines]
Arabella: [sipping shakes at the malt shoppe] Is Tommy taking you to the school prom?
Dori: He - hasn't asked me, yet.
Arabella: He will. I sure hope I find someone as nice as Tommy.
Dori: Oh, you'll meet him someday.
Arabella: Well, I hope it's before the prom. Are you in love with Tommy?
Dori: Well...
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Thanks to You
Performed by Teddy Randazzo
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comments from someone who saw the movie in 1956 (15 times)
27 June 2001 | by (Fayetteville, NC) – See all my reviews

A movie that pre-dates music videos by a number of years, "Rock, Rock, Rock" showcased a number of well-known and not so well-known groups in a venue that, admittedly, had very little plot. However, this was 1956, and to have Alan Freed take groups that had, and still were having, so much social impact in "the real world" and put them together on celluloid was a marvellous event. Again, this was 1956, and I don't think I would have seen Cirino and the Bowties, Johnny Burnette, Teddy Randazzo, Jimmy Cavallo and the Houserockers anywhere else during that period. I watched/shouted to/screamed to/danced/to this movie in 1956 (at 10 years of age) and have seen it about 14-15 times since. I'm certain that had I seen it in 1999 for the first time, my point of view would have been much different, but that's only natural. After all, what kind of critical analysis will Pink Floyd's "The Wall" get in the year 2020? If you can look at this movie with "1956 eyes," you get a heck of a lot more than just "weak plot." By the way, Chubby Checker was NOT in this film.


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