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Wild Guitar
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Writers:
Arch Hall Sr. (screenplay) and
Bob Wehling (screenplay) ...
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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
 
Other crew
L. Steven Snyder .... assistant to producer (as Steve Snyder)
 

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92 min
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Trivia:
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 Steak orders Don Proctor out of Bud's apartment, a vase is knocked off a shelf and breaks. Later, when Vickie arrives, the vase is intact and back on the shelf.See more »
Quotes:
Steak:This is Daisy, she's gonna teach you how to swing.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Extra Weird (2003) (V)See more »

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9 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Choose your role models carefully!, 8 September 1999

I'm worried. You see, after seeing this movie, I've just decided that Arch Hall, Jr. is my role model, and frankly I don't think that's a very healthy thing.

The thing is that I've never been known for my looks and personality. But Arch Hall, Jr. is as ugly as a canker sore, and has a personality (at least in this film) that grates like a table saw cutting through a nail. But he gets to play the teen idol singing star (even though he plays guitar like a gibbon wearing boxing gloves and sings like he's just stubbed his toe) and _he gets all the chicks_! Wow! Maybe there's hope for me yet.

Of course, it didn't hurt that his daddy was the producer and screenwriter, and that he acted under the sure and steady hand of director Ray Dennis Steckler (of TISCWSLABMUZ fame). Nor did it hurt that he was surrounded by actors so insanely moronic as to render young Arch suave and sophisticated-looking.

Aww, who am I kidding? I'm many things, but I'm no Arch Hall, Jr.

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