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Wild Guitar (1962)

 -  Drama | Music | Romance  -  December 1962 (USA)
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A young Arch Hall, Jr. is given a shot at the big time by the unscrupulous owner of a small record company played by Arch Hall, Sr. (aka William Watters).

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Complete credited cast:
Arch Hall Jr. ...
Bud Eagle
Nancy Czar ...
Vickie Wills
Arch Hall Sr. ...
Mike McCauley (as William Watters)
Ray Dennis Steckler ...
Steak (as Cash Flagg)
Marie Denn ...
Marge
Robert Crumb ...
Don Proctor
Virginia Broderick ...
Daisy
Al Scott ...
Tom
Lloyd Williams ...
Kidnapper (as William Lloyd)
Jonathan Karle ...
Kidnapper
Mike Treibor ...
Kidnapper
Paul Voorhees ...
Hal Kenton (MC)
Rick Dennis ...
Stage Manager
Carol Flynn ...
Dancer
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Raeme Patterson ...
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A young Arch Hall, Jr. is given a shot at the big time by the unscrupulous owner of a small record company played by Arch Hall, Sr. (aka William Watters). Written by Anonymous

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The few photos on the walls of McCauley's office include those of Mitch Miller, Leslie Uggams and several other publicity pictures from Miller's television show Sing Along with Mitch (1961)--an odd array of talent for a man who is supposed to be a rock-'n'-roll promoter, especially since Miller, who was also the longtime A&R man at Columbia Records, made it well-known that he hated rock music and it was many years before he allowed rock singers to record for Columbia. Several of the same photos are also visible on the walls of the diner. See more »

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When Bud is walking across Hollywood Boulevard he drops his suitcase and his clothes fall on the street. As he bends over to pick the up, the screeching of a car's brakes can be heard, and Bud looks up in fear as the scene cuts to a close-up of the front end of a large white 1959 Cadillac coming to an abrupt stop. The next scene is a long shot of Bud picking up his clothes, but the car in front of him is a small, dark-colored English Morris Minor. See more »

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Steak: This is Daisy, she's gonna teach you how to swing.
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Featured in TCM Underground: The Sadist/Wild Guitar (2006) See more »

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Fly Like An Eagle, A Bud Eagle
27 March 2006 | by (minneapolis, minnesota, on the planet Earth) – See all my reviews

Wild Guitar has great economic story telling. It only takes Arch Hall Jr an afternoon to become a singing sensation. He arrives in Hollywood and before he has a chance to even tune his guitar he's making his TV debut. By nightfall he's hooked up with a crooked manager and is well on his way to becoming an overnight sensation. Personally I think the cherub faced Hal Jr has more talent in his left pinkie than all the American Idol winners combined. He doesn't really play a wild guitar however. The skating scene nicely showcases Nancy Czar's talents on blades. It also reveals why Arch Hall Jr would never be up for the lead part in The Bobby Orr Story. Unless of course, his dad produced it.


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