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Don't Knock the Twist (1962)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chubby Checker ...
Chubby Checker
Gene Chandler ...
The Duke of Earl
Vic Dana ...
Vic Dana
Linda Scott ...
Linda Scott
The Carroll Bros ...
The Carroll Bros.
The Dovells ...
The Dovells
Lang Jeffries ...
Ted Haver
Mari Blanchard ...
Dulcie Corbin
Georgine Darcy ...
Madge Albright
Stephen Preston ...
Billy Albright
Barbara Morrison ...
Mrs. Morrison
Nydia Westman ...
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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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 »

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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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Featured in Twist (1992) 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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This one has even the older folks rockin'
28 November 1999 | by (Willow Grove, PA) – See all my reviews

A very entertaining film with music that takes me back to my senior year in high school. Unlike most of these rock n roll movies, this one clearly shows middle aged and even elderly adults enjoying the music of teenagers. I find that refreshing, although mostly unrealistic. I also enjoy watching Georgine Darcy's(Madge) and her "brother" doing their dance routine. Georgine is a real pro and makes the show more enjoyable.(I would love to know how to contact her.) A real neat movie!


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