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Teenage Millionaire (1961)

 -  Comedy | Musical  -  August 1961 (USA)
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Cast overview:
Jimmy Clanton ...
Bobby Schultz aka Chalmers
Rocky Graziano ...
Rocky aka Edward
Aunt Theodora
Diane Jergens ...
Barbara 'Bambi' Price
Joan Tabor ...
Sid Gould ...
Sheldon Vale
Maurice Gosfield ...
Eileen O'Neill ...
Jackie Wilson ...
Jackie Wilson - Performer
Chubby Checker ...
Chubby Checker - Performer
Dion DiMucci ...
Dion - Performer (as Dion)
Bill Black's Combo ...
Bill Black's Combo - Performers
Marv Johnson ...
Marv Johnson - Performer
Vicki Spencer ...
Vicki Spencer - Performer
Jack Larson ...
Jack Larson - Performer


A teenager whose father is a millionaire radio station owner secretly records a song and plays it on one of his father's stations. It becomes a hit. Then he falls in love with a girl who works at a local radio station who doesn't know who he is. Written by

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August 1961 (USA)  »

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Millonario adolescente  »

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Weren't those early 1960's before the JFK assassination and Vietnam War a great time to live in, even the military draft was a gas
7 October 2004 | by (Brooklyn NY USA) – See all my reviews

Entertaining little musical about a spoiled young teenager who comes into his parents millions after their death and find love and fame and a stint in the US Army all within the 84 minutes of the movie.

Bobby Chalmers, Jimmy Clanton, likes to play and write music and one afternoon at his old mans radio station he secretly cuts a record "Green Light" that becomes the biggest hit in town but there's only one hitch; nobody knows who made and sang the song.

Having a bodyguard at his side in what seems like around the clock Rocky, Rocky Graziano, Bobby is not as free as he wants to be. The tough but lovable Rocky also sees that the kid needs more to do with himself then just hang around at the mansion drinking tea and eating crumpets with his overprotected Aunt Theodora, Zasu Pitts, who keeps him from going out in the world and having a good time for fear he would hurt himself.

When Bobby finally got the go from Aunt Theodora to work at his dad old radio station he meets Bambi, Diane Jergens, who also works there. Later with Rocky Bobby secretly makes the record "Green Light" under the name of Bob Schultz and the rest is history.

It was good to see former middleweight champ Rocky Graziano in what is a leading role in the movie, instead of a cameo like he usually was seen in the movies, that he was in and Rocky really did a good job acting even though he was only being himself.There were a number of songs in "Teenage Millionaire" in a number of colored over haze or cast, in reds blues yellows and greens, that looked a lot like music videos some twenty years before they came on the scene in the 1980's.

I liked the song with Cuubby Checker doing his tune "The Jet" where he looked and acted like a duck being chased across the hills valleys and ponds by a fleet of hostile UFO's. There was also the song that I liked a lot by pretty Vicki Spencer who was singing to, and hugging, her Teddy Bear with the tune "Hello Mister Dream".

With Bobby's tune now the biggest hit on the air his parents radio station is bought out from under him and it looks like the whole show is about to be over but, surprise surprise,the person who bought out the station is none other then Bobby's girlfriend Bambi's dad Mr. Bennie Price, what a stroke of good luck that was.

Before Bobby can start his singing career he gets a letter from Uncle Sam asking him that he's needed to serve and protect his country, the good U S of A. Bobby is now as happy as a drunk locked up in a liquor store overnight with him, for once, being able to do something that he'll be proud of; weren't those early 1960's a great times to live in.

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