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Twist Around the Clock (1961)

TV-G | | Musical | 30 December 1961 (USA)
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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(as James B. Gordon)
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Chubby Checker
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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
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Tina Louden (as Mary Mitchell)
Maura McGiveney ...
Debbie Marshall
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Joe Marshall
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Storyline

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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Musical

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TV-G | See all certifications »
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30 December 1961 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Al compás del twist  »

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Budget:

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

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

Mitch Mason: Good morning, gentlemen
Harry Davis: Good morning
Joe Marshall: It must be something important, you wanted a meeting so early.
Mitch Mason: At least it didn't keep you awake all last night. Once the gimmick came to me, I couldn't stop thinking about it. It's a promotion stunt. One that could rack up the biggest coast-to-coast dance audience in the history of show business.
Joe Marshall: Look it's early in the morning. Outside of coffee, nothing's going to keep me from yawning except money. You haven't mentioned that yet.
Mitch Mason: We gain, the record ...
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Twist Around the Clock
Written by Buddy Kaye, Philip Springer and Clay Cole
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Pathetic
3 July 2000 | by (Detroit) – See all my reviews

This movie is living proof that the same stupid gags used in the teen flicks of the 80s and 90s have now been around for decades and that Hollywood thought as little of teens 40 years ago as they do today. If you like the song "The Twist", as do I (my reason for watching), buy the record. Poor acting, laughably sad lip-synching and a feeble excuse of a plot, among other things, lead me to question why a TV programmer would bother airing it.


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