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Shake, Rattle & Rock! (1956)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Musical  -  November 1956 (USA)
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A group of concerned adults try to ban rock and roll music in their town because they think that the music promotes juvenile delinquency. It's now up to a disc jockey and a hipster to ... See full summary »

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June Fitzdingle
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Albert 'Axe' McAllister
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Eustace Fentwick III
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Horace Fitzdingle
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Georgianna Fitzdingle
Percy Helton ...
Hiram, the funeral director
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Bugsy Smith
Eddie Kafafian ...
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Charles Evans ...
Bill Bentley - TV station owner
Clarence Kolb ...
Judge McCombs
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Tommy Charles ...
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Jimmy Pickford ...
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Leon Tyler ...
Aloysius Pentigrouch
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A group of concerned adults try to ban rock and roll music in their town because they think that the music promotes juvenile delinquency. It's now up to a disc jockey and a hipster to defend the music in a televised trial. The movie also features several rock and roll performances, most notably from Fats Domino. Written by <jgp3553@excite.com>

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Rock 'n' Roll vs. the Squares

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November 1956 (USA)  »

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Processo al rock and roll  »

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The film of natives shown in the 'trial' is of Australian aborigines dancing. See more »

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Referenced in Shake, Rattle and Rock! (1994) See more »

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Feelin' Happy
Sung by Big Joe Turner
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It's got Joe Turner and Fats Domino!
30 April 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Well, I bought the DVD so I have to say that I like it. Solely because it's got Big Joe Turner in it along with Fats Domino. They're miming to what appear to be new versions of some of their own tracks. Just watching Big Joe "singing" is enough to get my vote. They're so little of him in his prime that I'm really grateful for anything I can get. Has an amusing call and response section with the young white teenage audience. And then he "appears" on TV. Fats Domino is his usual impeccable self. The plot and acting is all very silly but worth it for the brief performances. Has Margaret Dumont in as well with a wimpish husband although "the worm turns" by the end.


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