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Sing Boy Sing (1958)

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Virgil Walker
Lili Gentle ...
Leora Easton
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Joseph Sharkey
Nick Adams ...
C.K. Judd
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Rev. Farley Walker
Diane Jergens ...
Pat Barry
Josephine Hutchinson ...
Caroline Walker
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Arnold Fisher
Tami Conner ...
Ginnie
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Rev. Easton
Art Ford ...
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THE STORY OF THE PREACHER'S SON WHO BECAME THE ROCK 'N' ROLL KING! See more »

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14 May 1958 (Venezuela)  »

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The Singing Idol  »

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Closely patterned on the rise to fame of Elvis Presley, Colonel Tom Parker was reported to be none too happy with the portrayal of the shifty manager; even the name "Sharkey" not only rhymed but had overtones of "shark" See more »

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Virgil's aunt refers to herself as Caro-LINE (long I sound), and so do others in the cast. However, Virgil calls her Caro-LYNN (short i sound) throughout, even on the phone just after she pronounces her own name "her way." See more »

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Joseph Sharkey: [in recording studio] Hey, that was OK, kid.
Virgil Walker: It really was?
Joseph Sharkey: Yea, sure. Why, is something bothering you?
Virgil Walker: I don't know. Maybe I need my audience.
Joseph Sharkey: I'm your audience.
Virgil Walker: I guess I miss the screamin'. Why don't you scream a little, Mr. Sharkey?
Joseph Sharkey: Yeah sure, next time I'm 16.
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Would I Love You?
Written by Bob Russell and Harold Spina
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Over-simplified, over-eager...but at least it looks good
1 May 2005 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Teen idol Tommy Sands never got as popular as his Virgil Walker character is here(and if he did, it lasted about a minute). Too bad then that his acting chops couldn't compensate for a lack of chart hits. Young man goes from tent-revivals to teen king, but when a funeral back home beckons, his priorities change. Cinemascoped affair has beautiful b&w photography and just enough melodrama to help it over the finish line, but it's awfully flimsy. Perhaps Elvis Presley's life story was a starting point for original writer Paul Monash(who later had a hand in 1976's "Carrie"!), but Tommy Sands, although energetic, isn't up to Presley's standards(maybe Ricky Nelson's). He's got a handsome face and a gorgeous crop of greasy black hair(like Presley's), but when his adolescent voice squeaks in rebellion, one almost wants to duck for cover.


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