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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 ...
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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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. What appears to be a young Valerie can be seen on the right at the conclusion of 'I'm Not A Juvenile Delinquent' by Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers, not as above. 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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I Knew From The Start
Performed by The Moonglows
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Historically fun film
26 April 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is like watching Reefer Madness. It's an old drive-in movie with great original music that got the nickname: Rock-n-roll. Gotta watch. The math is hysterical, literally which is historically hysterically sexist. Really, gotta watch. And it's amazing that Tuesday Weld is 13. My husband graduated high school in 1962. Can't wait to watch it again with him. I can only vaguely remember the itchy scratchy of those crinoline slips. The music and dancing is great! Drive-in movies were not supposed to be watched closely. Most people "fooled around" during the talking and only started paying attention when the music started when they probably got out of their cars and danced. Enjoy this pure entertainment with good cinematography of the dancing and music. And Connie Francis dubbed in for Tuesday Weld is hilarious. I mean, did you know that Rock-n-roll "is the river of music?"


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