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Carnival Rock (1957)

Approved | | Drama, Romance
Christy runs a rock and roll nightclub on a carnival pier with his righ-hand-man Benny. Christy has a crush on the club's star, Natalie Cook, but she has eyes for Stanley, a local business ... See full summary »

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Natalie Cook
Brian G. Hutton ...
Stanley (as Brian Hutton)
David J. Stewart ...
Christopher 'Christy' Cristakos
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Benny
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Celia
Jonathan Haze ...
Max
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Cannon
Bruno VeSota ...
Mr. Kirsch
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Slug
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Billy
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Clara
Horace Logan ...
Master of Ceremonies
Yvonne Peattie ...
Henry's Mother
The Platters ...
The Platters
David Houston ...
Himself - Singer
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Christy runs a rock and roll nightclub on a carnival pier with his righ-hand-man Benny. Christy has a crush on the club's star, Natalie Cook, but she has eyes for Stanley, a local business man, who wants to buy out the club. When the club is sold and Christy is asked to stay on, as a party clown, he plots to destroy the club and abduct Natalie away from Stanley. Written by Anonymous

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Not your usual Rock and Roll movie
5 January 2004 | by (Orlando, Florida) – See all my reviews

I must admit that "Carnival Rock" surprised me when I saw it for the first time last night. This film is more of a drama than a rock movie; complete with a pretty good story line and some fine acting. David Stewart plays the role of "Chrisy" Christakos, an owner of a small time carnival who happens to be madly in love with a young girl singer he hired, played nicely by Susan Cabot. The supporting players do a fine job in making this film believable and enjoyable. Musically, there are a few highlights. First, The Platters do one of their hits "Remember When". In this movie, you'll also get a look at the early careers of two singers who went on to fame in country music, Bob Luman and David Houston. Look for a young James Burton (who played lead guitar for Ricky Nelson and Elvis) backing up both Luman and Houston. The only complaint I have is that the producers didn't let these 2 guys sing their entire numbers. In most cases, you'll hear just the first or second half of what sounded to be some great rockabilly songs. "Carnival Rock" is a movie that wanted to go beyond what many rock films of the day were famous for; little or no plot. This film succeed nicely. I recommend it.


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