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Twist Around the Clock (1961)

TV-G  |   |  Musical  |  30 December 1961 (USA)
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Not only is this written by the same screen writer who wrote the earlier "Rock Around the Clock", it uses the same exact lines.

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Many twist dancers' meet in preparation for the TV variety show called "The Twist." While the special is still in the production stages, jealousies lead to problems - and a whole lot of dancing.

Director: Oscar Rudolph
Stars: Chubby Checker, Gene Chandler, Vic Dana
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chubby Checker ...
Chubby Checker
Dion DiMucci ...
Dion (as Dion)
Vicki Spencer ...
Vicki Spencer
The Marcels ...
The Marcels
Cornelius Harp ...
The Marcels Lead Singer (as The Marcels)
Fred Johnson ...
The Marcels Bass Singer (as The Marcels)
Gene Bricker ...
The Marcels Singer (as The Marcels)
Ronald Mundy ...
The Marcels Singer (as The Marcels)
Richard Knauss ...
The Marcels Singer (as The Marcels)
Allen Johnson ...
The Marcels Singer (as The Marcels)
Clay Cole ...
Clay Cole
John Cronin ...
Mitch Mason
Mary Mitchel ...
Tina Louden (as Mary Mitchell)
Maura McGiveney ...
Debbie Marshall
Tol Avery ...
Joe Marshall
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The plot is virtually identical to the plot of the earlier film "Rock Around the Clock." A struggling manager visits a hayseed town and discovers a new dance craze, and hopes to turn it into a overnight nationwide sensation. Features performances by Chubby Checker and Dion. Written by <jgp3553@excite.com>

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It's twist-errific! - the first full-length movie about the twist!

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30 December 1961 (USA)  »

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$250,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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The production schedule was very short (28 days long), in order to profit on the success of Chubby Checker's hit song, The Twist. See more »


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Don't Twist With Anyone Else but Me
Written by Buddy Kaye, Philip Springer and Clay Cole
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Another Twisty Hollywood Tale...
17 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a typical Hollywood quickie that is only watchable because it is so bad...right up there with "Don't Knock The Twist" (recently seen on TCM). "Twist Around the Clock" does have better production values that "Don't Knock..." but that is faint praise. As with all these '50s and '60s exploitation r'n'r films, no one sings live--all lip-syncing, all the time. Note that in this film, as with "Don't Knock The Twist," most of the dancers on the floor are middle-aged or older. The performers on stage always seem to include one "big name" or two, but manage to toss in some very lame performers who were unknown before, and after the films. For a companion feature that skewers the folk boom, check out "Hootenany!" With Johnny Cash, Joe & Eddie, Judy Henske and George Hamilton IV.

Laughable, silly, Hollywood hokum.


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