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Don't Knock the Twist (1962)

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.

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Himself
Gene Chandler ...
Himself - The Duke of Earl
Vic Dana ...
Himself
Linda Scott ...
Herself
The Carroll Bros ...
Themselves
The Dovells ...
Themselves
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Ted Haver
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Dulcie Corbin
Georgine Darcy ...
Madge Albright
Stephen Preston ...
Billy Albright
Barbara Morrison ...
Mrs. Morrison
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Amy - the Dressmaker
James Chandler ...
Joe Albright
Elizabeth Harrower ...
Ruth Emerson
Hortense Petra ...
Mrs. Kay
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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.

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6 June 1962 (Venezuela)  »

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Let's Twist Again  »

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This movie was filmed in 1962 during the administration of President John F. Kennedy, the youngest elected president. One of his campaign pledges was "Let's get America moving again." In this movie, there are subtle references to this era, such as: "America is on the move", "Progress . . . That's what the Twist is. New ideas, new dances, new comedy, new faces. America's always moving forward" and "I realize the administration in Washington is a little young . . . " See more »

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The FCC does not force the cancellation of television programs. If enough people complain about a program after it has aired, it may levy fines against a broadcast outlet or take the license of a television station. See more »


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The Fly
Written by John Madara and David Alan White
Sung by Chubby Checker
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T.V. Exec Uses Mashed Potato to Stomp Out the Competition.
26 September 1999 | by (Detroit, Michigan) – See all my reviews

Ted Haver (Lang Jeffries) is a harried TV exec who must orchestrate an epic "Twist Spectacular" to beat the competing broadcast network. Lang recruits Chubby Checker and other "top talent" like the Linda Scott. He also discovers -- via a Peeping Tom session -- neighborhood "teen" Madge and her "brother" doing the wildest Twist steps, and he convinces her to be in the show ("I'll do it for the Orphans!") Lang's gal pal, Dulcey Corbin, gets jealous of Madge and uses her latest "Twist" fashions to stir up controversy. Film Highlight: Nightclub revelers demonstrate piety during Vic Dana's somber rendition of "Little Altar Boy".


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