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Rock Rock Rock! (1956)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Music  |  7 December 1956 (USA)
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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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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 ...
Themselves
...
Himself
The Flamingos ...
Themselves
Jimmy Cavallo and the House Rockers ...
Themselves (as Jimmy Cavallo and His House Rockers)
The Johnny Burnette Trio ...
Themselves
La Vern Baker ...
Herself
Cirino and the Bowties ...
Themselves
Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers ...
Themselves
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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 and Rock N Roll impresario Alan Freed, includes performances by artist Chuck Berry, LaVern 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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7 December 1956 (USA)  »

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Valerie Harper's film debut. She is sitting at the center table during the performance of "Ever Since I Can Remember" by Cirino and the Bowties. See more »

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

Quotes

[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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Little Blue Wren
Sung by Connie Francis
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Alan Freed Show comes to the prom.
19 November 2000 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

Another rock 'n' roll quickie. Flimsy plot, but some very good musical performances. Future sex-kitten, thirteen year old Tuesday Weld makes her debut with the situation of trying to buy a dress for the prom. She 'lip syncs' to the voice of Connie Francis. Her boyfriend(Teddy Randazzo) wins a talent contest and somehow talks DJ Alan Freed into bringing a gaggle of talent to the prom. Randazzo's singing was about as boring as little Ivy Schulman's was dreadful.

Redeeming this film are the performances by The Moonglows, Chuck Berry, The Flamingos, Lavern Baker, The Johnny Burnett Trio and Frankie Lymon. The Bowties and the House Rockers were a joke. There were worse movies out there at the time. This is surely worth the price of admission and a cherry coke.

Note: I found it pretty cool that Miss Weld's character admits spending allowance money on playing Elvis records on the jukebox. Later, in 1961, she would actually play a sexpot trying to seduce him in WILD IN THE COUNTRY.


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