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Ring-a-Ding Rhythm! (1962)

It's Trad, Dad! (original title)
Approved | | Musical, Comedy | September 1962 (USA)
The hero and heroine want to popularize a trad jazz in their town. Some older people feel displeased about a trad jazz, and prevent their trying. The hero and heroine go to London ... See full summary »

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Helen Shapiro ...
Helen
Craig Douglas ...
Craig
...
Himself
The Brook Brothers ...
Themselves
...
Himself
Del Shannon ...
Himself
...
Himself
Gene Vincent ...
Himself
...
Himself
The Paris Sisters ...
Themselves
The Dukes of Dixieland ...
Themselves
Chris Barber ...
Himself
Chris Barber's Jazz Band ...
Themselves
Ottilie Patterson ...
Herself
Acker Bilk ...
Himself (as Mr. Acker Bilk)
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The hero and heroine want to popularize a trad jazz in their town. Some older people feel displeased about a trad jazz, and prevent their trying. The hero and heroine go to London television studio to ask trad jazz musician to support their trial. Written by Rena Okada <okd@yo.rim.or.jp>

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The newest, most frantic fad! - a jazzed-up, mixed-up musical that's got "trad", dad!

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Musical | Comedy

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September 1962 (USA)  »

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Ring-a-Ding Rhythm!  »

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Richard Lester's fee for this film was a thousand pounds. The film was made in three weeks and Lester has always said that the "script" was a treatment running to just a few pages to which he added as many improvised jokes as he could devise. See more »

Goofs

When Acker Bilk's band is playing "In a Persian Market", the drummer twice hits the cymbals, yet we never hear it. See more »

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"and introducing Helen Shapiro" See more »


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High Society
Written by Clarence Williams and A.J. Piron
Performed by Acker Bilk and His Paramount Jazz Band
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Two Teens, One Big Beehive, and a Bunch of Bands = Fun Frolic
31 December 2006 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Fun, music-filled film about a teenage boy and girl from a small, nameless UK village who want to bring a jazz show to their town. But one problem - they must go up against town mayor, a guy who thinks the local teenagers are disrupting the peace with their WILD music. The two youths head out to the big city in search of a disc jockey who can bring some great bands to their town for the show.

This is an enjoyable, funny film fully loaded with great musical acts performed by a variety of performers. Though this film does drag a bit in the second half, it is still a treat to see, full of innovative photography in the musical segments, amusing voice-over narration and British humor throughout the film in a style that reminded me of "Monty Python". The version I saw of this film, as shown on TCM, featured a very clear print. Good fun.


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