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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Freed ...
Himself
Teddy Randazzo ...
Himself
Lois O'Brien ...
Carole Hendricks
...
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
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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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25 April 1958 (Finland)  »

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Herra Rock and Roll  »

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Trivia

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 »

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

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Baby Doll
Written and sung by Chuck Berry
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For music alone, one of the best
9 December 2000 | by (Woking, England) – See all my reviews

Even if it is contrived, (see previous comments) this is a is a top showcase film for rock'n'roll music, and that means REAL rock'n'roll. The songs alone are worth the money to see it and although it does feature a range of 50's music there are no poor songs. This film features Teddy Randazzo's best songs, two of LaVerne Baker's best and several all time greats. Please, please, please release it on video or dvd. This along with "The Girl Can't Help It" are the most important part of America's rock'n'roll musical history so let the world see it again. Replay it "Uncle Sam" replay it.


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