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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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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
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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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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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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 »


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Duke Of Earl
Written by Gene Chandler, Bernice Williams and Earl Edwards
Sung by Gene Chandler
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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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