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Don't Knock the Twist (1962)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chubby Checker ...
Chubby Checker
Gene Chandler ...
The Duke of Earl
Vic Dana ...
Vic Dana
Linda Scott ...
Linda Scott
The Dovells ...
The Dovells
Len Barry ...
Len Barry (as The Dovells)
Mike Dennis ...
Mike Dennis (as The Dovells)
Arnie Satin ...
Arnie Satin (as The Dovells)
Jerry Summers ...
Jerry Summers (as The Dovells)
The Carroll Bros ...
The Carroll Bros.
Lang Jeffries ...
Ted Haver
Mari Blanchard ...
Dulcie Corbin
Georgine Darcy ...
Madge Albright
Stephen Preston ...
Billy Albright
Barbara Morrison ...
Mrs. Morrison
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6 June 1962 (Venezuela)  »

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Let's Twist Again  »

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The film version of the song "Slow Twistin'" has an extra verse that does not appear on the single or album. Additionally, in the 2010 edition of the film, some words have been deleted, towards the end of the song, which may indicate the presence of "suggestive" lyrics. See more »

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In this film, Chubby Checker and Dee Dee Sharp perform their 1962 million selling duet of "Slow Twistin", When performing the song , Dee Dee Sharp is positioned off to Chubby's side and behind him, as is the back up band, though Chubby and Dee Dee are given equal billing on the record label, as well as on the Pop charts.. See more »

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Follows Twist Around the Clock (1961) See more »

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Salome Twist
Written by Robert E. Kent and Fred Karger
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The twistin' is fine, but the movie comes up a little lame.
9 September 2000 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

You can tell right away that this is a quickie to join the parade of "twist" theme movies. A TV executive (Lang Jeffries)is trying to put together a TV special a couple weeks ahead of a competing station. He just happens to call on Chubby Checker to come to his rescue. Chubby wrangles Gene Chandler, Vic Dana, Linda Scott and the Dovells to appear. The spotlight ends up on a young dancer(Georgine Darcy).

Plenty of shimmy shakin' goin' on. Of course the talent, excluding Checker of course, are barely one hit wonders. Very little depth to the plot, but watching again will bring back some memories.

Also in the cast are Mari Blanchard, Stephen Preston and Nydia Westman.


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