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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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(as James B. Gordon)
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Chubby Checker
Gene Chandler ...
The Duke of Earl
Vic Dana ...
Vic Dana
Linda Scott ...
Linda Scott
The Carroll Bros ...
The Carroll Brothers
The Dovells ...
The Dovells
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Ted Haver
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Dulcie Corbin
Georgine Darcy ...
Madge Albright
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Billy Albright
Barbara Morrison ...
Mrs. Morrison
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Amy - the Dressmaker
James Chandler ...
Joe Albright
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Ruth Emerson
Hortense Petra ...
Mrs. Kay
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Storyline

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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dance | teenager | See All (2) »

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Musical

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6 June 1962 (Venezuela)  »

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Let's Twist Again  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

In this film, Chubby Checker and Dee Dee Sharp perform their 1962 million selling duet of "Slow Twistin", When performing the song , 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 »


Soundtracks

Hey Bo Diddley
Written by Bo Diddley
Sung by The Carroll Bros
They sang the song in the film
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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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