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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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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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Featured in The Movie Orgy (1968) See more »

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Dig That Groove, Man!
31 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When Chubby Checker performs, he has an energy that is almost as electric as Elvis. Dion's writing talents are showcased also. Beyond that, Twist Around the Clock is only interesting as a comedy.

You've got older management-types speaking some real hep lines that someone has written for them. While The Twist is being performed onstage, you can see the middle-class, sedate audience sitting like statues. Seriously, no one is even tapping a foot.

Finally, dig those bogus songs that are performed by Vicki Spencer. The lyrics are laughable. Really, much of this movie is laughable, and I received some enjoyment viewing it on that level.


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