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Wild Guitar
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Writers:
Arch Hall Sr. (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
December 1962 (USA) See more »
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A frenzy of musical action See more »
Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Raeme Patterson ... Fan Club Leader
Danny Silvers ... Fan Club Leader
Carolyn Brandt ... Dancer on Ramp (uncredited)
Tony Flynn ... (uncredited)
Mike Kannon ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Ray Dennis Steckler 
 
Writing credits
Arch Hall Sr. (screenplay) (as Nicholas Merriwether) and
Bob Wehling (screenplay)

Joe Thomas (additional dialogue)

Produced by
Arch Hall Sr. .... producer (as Nicholas Merriwether)
 
Cinematography by
Joseph V. Mascelli (director of photography) (as Joseph C. Mascelli)
 
Film Editing by
Anthony M. Lanza 
 
Art Direction by
Pat Kirkwood  (as Pat S. Kirkwood)
 
Production Management
Don Russell .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Sam Kopetzky .... sound (as Samuel Kopetsky)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Vilmos Zsigmond .... photographer: second unit (as William Zsigmond)
 
Music Department
Rod Moss .... music editor
Alan O'Day .... musical director
 
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L. Steven Snyder .... assistant to producer (as Steve Snyder)
 

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92 min
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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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Steak:This is Daisy, she's gonna teach you how to swing.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Wild Ones on Wheels (1962)See more »

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15 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
More like `Less-than-Tame Guitar', 19 March 2004
Author: InzyWimzy from Queens, NY

This fun filled romp about overnight sensation Bud Eagle, played not too well by Arch Hall Jr, is another contribution from Fairway International. The movie tries to be a musical comedy; I repeat "tries". Steak, played by Ray Dennis Steckler, does his role so serious that his loathsome presence made him the most interesting to watch. Mr. McCauley....I mean Mike, plays the unscrupulous typical agent. Ironically, this was probably an attempt to launch Arch Hall Jr's music/movie career by his dad, but it really didn't pan out as planned. Ah, Arch's song "Vickie" is here and makes more sense as opposed to being in Eegah where Arch's gal is named Roxie. Was anyone else holding their lunch down in the sappy rink scene. Too much Arch Hall face there! There are 3 Stooges wannabes and I cringe at every scene on how phonetic and unfeeling their delivery is. Have you ever seen a holdup with a branch? You will. I really wanted Steak to pistol whip these dolts.

Arch Hall Jr goes to town lip-synching at least 4 numbers here. There's "Twist Fever" where Arch embarrasses himself with in that white suit and some song with the words "I'm gonna be a big boy" which had me laughing with those kooky camera angles and the band and gals trying to pretend to be interested (watch the girl singing silently to the song – so FUNNY!). And why did this song make me start singing "You keep on knocking but you can't come in"? More fun with Vickie's obsession over Bud and her glassy eyed, maniacal, stalker-like stare. When she watches Bud from home in her more than formal dress, notice her completely different outfit during her running scene. I guess the living room attire wasn't good enough for him. Don't miss the exciting fight climax which involves an empty truck which looks similar to the PDS truck from "The Choppers"! Also, those really lame mummies from "Eegah" show up for no apparent reason in a run down shack. All in all, a typical Halls production, but it's a hoot to watch.

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