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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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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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TV-G | See all certifications »
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30 December 1961 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Al comp├ís 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

Although she had been off the screen for several years, actress/dancer Shirley Mills worked on this film as assistant choreographer, and played an uncredited role as a dancer. See more »


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Twist Along
Written by Kal Mann and Dave Appell
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Other than Chubby and Dion, forget it!
19 February 2003 | by (Orlando, Florida) – See all my reviews

If I had never seen "Rock Around the Clock", this movie might be a little easier to take. You see, the producers didn't even bother to write a script; they just copied the one used for "Rock Around the Clock" some years earlier. If that wasn't bad enough, "Twist" pales in every comparison to the original. Horrible acting and mediocre songs are all over this film. It's only two bright spots are the appearances of Chubby Checker and Dion. And who ever told Clay Cole he could sing? Forget this one.


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