Film debut of Charles Nelson Reilly. He had to introduce a musical act and couldn't get his one line right. He was so funny trying so hard to get the take done that people from all over the lot were arriving to see him flubbing his dialogue. It took over 60 takes to finally get the shot. See more »
The sax player and guitarist for The Royal Teens are close to, then farther apart from the lead singer between shots. See more »
A shot of a rocket launching into space is shown before the Columbia logo at the beginning of the movie. See more »
Julius LaRosa portrays Tommy Adane, an acclaimed singer of ballads whose popularity has passed with the recent rock and roll craze. His manager (Conrad Janis) desperately tries to get his career recharged by having the apprehensive Tommy give in and record some rock music. The first question I have is: if this is a movie that's promoting the new rock and roll music, why do we have to suffer through a few of LaRosa's schmaltzy ballads? Anyway -- there's still the famous "Short Shorts" song, one tune from Paul Anka, some cool stuff by Roy Hamilton, and the choice moment of the film where Danny and the Juniors perform their classic hit, "At the Hop". I also liked some nice shots of New York's Central Park in the '50s. **1/2 out of ****
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