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Bop Girl Goes Calypso (1957)

 -  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
Robert Hilton
Margo Woode ...
Marion Hendricks
Mary Kaye ...
Herself (as Mary Kaye Trio)
Lord Flea ...
Nino Tempo ...
Lucien Littlefield ...
Professor Winthrop
George O'Hanlon ...
Jered Barclay ...
Jerry (as Jerry Barclay)
Judy Harriet ...
YMCA Rehearsal Singer


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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Written by Nino Tempo
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Calypso Rock
29 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This story is a "B" picture, simply about a rock and roll singer who is told by a professor with a kind of applause meter at a night club tells her that rock and roll is fading out and calypso is the new hot genre of music to pursue. The title character is Jo Thomas, played by Judy Tyler, one of her few roles (she passed away young from a road accident). The film lets you listen to various groups at nightclubs, encompassing jazz, rock and roll, r & b and, of course, calypso. The story line is thin, but for someone who was born after the film was made and was raised on rock, the film is enjoyable due to the fairly solid performances of each act. As a matter of fact, I was surprised to find I've never heard of these acts, some were very good. Ms. Tyler is fairly engaging, and though the interaction between the main characters is fairly pedestrian, its still a fun film. It showed up on TCM, which is where I watched it. You can do much worse than this film, and all of us have. I kind of enjoyed it. Check it out.

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