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Bop Girl Goes Calypso (1957)

Approved  |   |  Musical  |  July 1957 (USA)
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To prove his theory that rock and roll is on its way out, a sociologist tries to convince a "bop" singer to switch to calypso, much to the ire of her Hollywood nightclub manager.

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Complete credited cast:
Judy Tyler ...
Jo Thomas
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Robert Hilton
Margo Woode ...
Marion Hendricks
Mary Kaye ...
Herself (as Mary Kaye Trio)
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Lord Flea ...
Himself
Nino Tempo ...
Himself
Lucien Littlefield ...
Professor Winthrop
George O'Hanlon ...
Barney
Jered Barclay ...
Jerry (as Jerry Barclay)
Judy Harriet ...
YMCA Rehearsal Singer
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To prove his theory that rock and roll is on its way out, a sociologist tries to convince a "bop" singer to switch to calypso, much to the ire of her Hollywood nightclub manager.

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It's a Rock 'n' Roll Riot! See more »

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Referenced in Young, Hot 'n Nasty Teenage Cruisers (1977) See more »

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Horn Rock
Written by Nino Tempo
Performed by Nino Tempo and band
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Eager to drive the first nail into rock 'n roll's coffin, film fails to give us a substantial music substitute...
4 February 2010 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

It's frantic, man, when a female rock 'n roll singer is nearly convinced by a professor's assistant that rock music is fading, its audience turning instead to the more mature sounds of calypso. Plot-less drive-in kitsch with lots of specialty acts padding the running time. Hard to fault any film opening with Nino Tempo playing the hottest saxophone of the 1950s, but that's just a teaser (albeit a good come-on for music novices!). The rest of the picture is made up of second-rate acts and novelties. The Rat Pack-styled clowning of the Mary Kaye Trio was enough to halt calypso music and trio-acts in their tracks. "Establishment" overtones permeate this premise (eagerly anticipating the swift death of rock 'n roll). It may have been the primary wish of many fogies at the time, but don't cry for Elvis just yet. *1/2 from ****


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