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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Freed and his Rock 'n Roll Band ...
Themselves
Fran Manfred ...
Arabella
...
Dori
...
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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Storyline

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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Drama | Music

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7 December 1956 (USA)  »

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Only four songs from the 12-track "Rock Rock Rock" soundtrack album were used in the film. Noticeably absent, though on the album, are Chuck Berry's early hits "Maybelline" and "Roll Over Beethoven", as well as The Moonglows' pop and R'n'B standards "Sincerely" and "See Saw". See more »

Goofs

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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Featured in Great Balls of Fire! (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Won't You Give Me A Chance
Sung by Teddy Randazzo and The Chuckles
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FANTASTIC FILM
24 June 2004 | by (PHILADELPHIA,PENNSYLVANIA) – See all my reviews

This film is absolutely fantastic. The vocal group harmony is terrific and the selection of artists cannot be beat. The haunting most, beautiful "I Knew From the Start" by the Moonglows was sung with clear perfection. Frankie and the Teenagers had our toes tapping to "I'm Not A Juvenile Delinquent". The Flamingoes were hitting those perfect notes with "Would I Be Crying". Vocal group harmony such as this is essential in a great movie. A movie of such greatness is far and few between. The greatest vocal group harmony movie is "Rockin the Blues" from 1955 featuring the Hurricanes, the Harptones, and the Wanderers. Check it out if you get a chance.


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