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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
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Himself
The Brook Brothers ...
Themselves
...
Himself
Del Shannon ...
Himself
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Himself
Gene Vincent ...
Himself
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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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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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Referenced in The Dream Maker (1963) See more »

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Double Trouble
Written by Geoff Brook and Ricky Brook
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Excellent Early Richard Lester
29 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

Richard Lester was perfecting his craft as rock movie director guru here. He did a great job! I have a soft spot for Helen Shapiro; anyone who does will love this movie. I was surprised about the number of Dixieland jazz band groups who played in this flick. I didn't realize that it was so popular then in the UK (I was only ten when this movie was made)! It was good to see Mr. Acker Bilk and his band; he was an Atlantic recording artist in the 60's. When I'd buy an album by Cream or The Allman Bros. Band back then, the sleeve would inevitably feature albums by Acker Bilk. I knew he was a good clarinet player, but I'd never seen him "play" until I saw this movie. Of course, the plot was undeniably banal, but really, who cares? It's an historical document!


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