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Rock Baby - Rock It (1957)

Local Dallas teenagers resist attempts by shady underworld types to take over their beloved rock 'n' roll club. This rock 'n' roll-themed movie features top-notch rockabilly performances by... See full summary »
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Johnny Carroll
Don Coats ...
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Preacher Smith ...
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Rosco Gordon ...
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Kay Wheeler
Linda Wheeler
Lee Young
Gayla Graves
Kay Moore
Mike Biggs
Joan Arnold
George Russell
Bill Brookshire
Johnny Dobbs
David Miller
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Local Dallas teenagers resist attempts by shady underworld types to take over their beloved rock 'n' roll club. This rock 'n' roll-themed movie features top-notch rockabilly performances by Don Coates and The Bon-Aires, Preacher Smith and the Deacons, The Five Stars, The Belew Twins, Johnny Carroll and Roscoe Gordon.

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A sizzling story of hot rock as you've never seen it before!

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Crime | Musical

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29 May 1957 (USA)  »

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A brief street scene (approx. 00:44:53 to 00:45:10) shows the Municipal Building underground entrance Jack Ruby would use to shoot Lee Harvey Oswald seven years later. See more »

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(End Title): The Livin' End! See more »

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Featured in American Grindhouse (2010) See more »

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Crazy Crazy Lovin'
by Johnny Carroll and The Hot Rocks
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Rock and Roll Side Order of Chicken
22 May 2012 | by (Central Midwest, USA) – See all my reviews

Not a bad film for Bad Movie Night. This is very watchable and definitely listenable. The Belew Twins are my favorite act in this. They are the genuine real deal singing harmonies at the beginning and end of their songs. I think the Belew Twins have a certain sexiness that is not the same as The Everly Brothers. The Everlys looked great and sang great, but they would not be likely to sneak into your daughter's room or receive calls on the pay phone next to the urinal. The Belew Twins just have a try-anything-once look that, frankly, is refreshing. They look like the combed and showered boys next door who are out to lose whatever they can by Midnight. I really enjoyed their enthusiasm and lack of shyness when they danced.

The bad guys are funny. The fights are awful. The musical groups and singers and some dancers all come off well. The chicken on the piano or rooster on the spinet was all they could afford for set dressing. The camera work is low budget but adequate. It looked like some of the musicians actually were playing the instruments they held.

I hope The Belew Twins are still around and still performing. I would love to know their story or stories. I hope they recorded Belew Moon of Kentucky.

This is seriously a fun movie to watch if you like the old cars ( when they were new cars ) and the old hair styles and the mobs that couldn't fight. It Belew my mind.


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