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Rock All Night (1957)

Cloud Nine, the local teen hangout, has been taken over by a pair of escaped killers, who hold the local teens hostage. The bartender realizes it's up to him to save the kids.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Shorty
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Jigger
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Julie
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Mabel
Robin Morse ...
Al
Mel Welles ...
Sir Bop
Richard H. Cutting ...
Steve (as Richard Cutting)
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Angie
Jonathan Haze ...
Joey
Barboura Morris ...
Syl
Beach Dickerson ...
The Kid (as Beech Dickerson)
Clegg Hoyt ...
Marty
Richard Karlan ...
Jerry
Bruno VeSota ...
Charlie (as Bruno Ve Sota)
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Pete
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A rock and roll film intended for the drive-in, set in a bar where a new singer is auditioning. However, things get complicated when a pair of criminals turn up and take hostages to hold off the police. The payed-off local heavy-guy turns out to be useless, as does a professional boxer, but the situation is resolved by the plucky short guy with a chip on his shoulder (Dick Miller). Written by David Gibson <djg6@ukc.ac.uk>

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Where The Party Never Stops... See more »

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April 1957 (USA)  »

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El loco escultor  »

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Jazz musician Eric Dolphy is seen on screen playing behind The Platters See more »

Quotes

Al: Why is it everybody is out to see that I lose money? On TV, everybody loves the bartender - they tell him their troubles and everything.
Steve: Would you care to hear my troubles, Al?
Al: I got troubles of my own.
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I'm Sorry
Written by Buck Ram, Peter Tinturin and William W. White
Performed by The Platters
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Rock All Night has some musical performances but is mostly a drama about confrontations that I enjoyed
26 March 2017 | by (Baton Rouge, LA) – See all my reviews

The title of this Roger Corman flick may be a bit misleading since while there are some songs of popular performers of the day-such as The Platters-being performed in it, it's mostly a story of various types in a bar facing a confrontation of their fears when dealing with a couple of criminals who wander in with the police on their way. Dick Miller is the lead who likes to make insulting statements but also seems to know what each person he meets is like to the point he shows no fear whatsoever to whoever he speaks to like one of the criminals he's dealing with-the one played by Russell Johnson, yes, the later star of "Gilligan's Island" as The Professor. It was quite a surprise seeing him in this role, that's for sure! If you're a frequent Corman viewer, you probably recognized many of his regular supporting cast here. I really enjoyed this one so on that note, Rock All Night is highly recommended.


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