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Mister Rock and Roll (1957)

The saga of how Alan Freed discovered rock and roll. The new musical sounds are traced back to their roots in jazz, blues and gospel. Appearances by Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Clyde McPhatter, Frankie Lymon, Lionel Hampton.

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(as Charles Dubin)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Freed ...
Himself
Teddy Randazzo ...
Himself
Lois O'Brien ...
Carole Hendricks
Rocky Graziano ...
Himself
Jay Barney ...
Joe Prentiss
Al Fisher ...
Al
Lou Marks ...
Lou
Leo Wirtz ...
Earl George
Ralph Stantley ...
Station Representative
Lionel Hampton ...
Himself
Ferlin Husky ...
Himself
Frankie Lymon ...
Himself
...
Himself
Brook Benton ...
Himself
...
Himself
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The saga of how Alan Freed discovered rock and roll. The new musical sounds are traced back to their roots in jazz, blues and gospel. Appearances by Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Clyde McPhatter, Frankie Lymon, Lionel Hampton.

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The big story of the musical sensation that's swept the world... told by the King of Rock 'N' Roll himself!

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Drama | Musical

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25 April 1958 (Finland)  »

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Herra Rock and Roll  »

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In 1957, Paramount Pictures distributed this film on a double bill with Stowaway Girl (1957). (Stowaway Girl (1957) was distributed under the title "Stowaway Girl".) See more »

Connections

Featured in Rock 'n' Roll America: Sweet Little Sixteen (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Baby Doll
Written and sung by Chuck Berry
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Mildly entertaining relic . . .
5 May 1999 | by (northen N. J.) – See all my reviews

This contrived, let's-showcase-rock 'n' roll-stars film is only worth seeing for rare performances of LaVerne Baker, Clyde McPhatter, Little Richard, Frankie Lymon, and others.

However it is certainly NOT worth seeing for the appallingly wooden acting - but then what do you expect with a movie starring Rocky Graziano!?!


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