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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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Trivia

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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Frankie and Johnny
Written by Milton Subotsky
Performed by Acker Bilk and His Paramount Jazz Band
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The Quiet Before The Storm.
12 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If anyone is curious to look at 1961/62 U.K. just before The Beatles would make their way to American shores, then this is an excellent look at that moment of the British musical landscape. More then anything this film is about Art Direction. This is the kind of film that would show off Lester's amazing visual sense & get him hired to direct one of the great musicals of the 60's, "A Hard Days Night". The other quality I love about this film is the strange mixture of Folk, Dixie Jazz, R&B & Rock & Roll. I love how just 2 years before the Rock & Roll revolution would take hold that there seems to be such a wild mix of styles all floating around & waiting to take shape. Please see this film simply to get a peek at Lester's wonderful sense of visual delights. It very much has the feel of a magazine article come to life. Bravo!


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