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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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Tagline:
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 »
NewsDesk:
(3 articles)
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Passable entertainment that probably made a buck See more (38 total) »

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)
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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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Runtime:
92 min
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Trivia:
When Bud is in the diner at the beginning, there is a poster for The Choppers (1961) on the wall, which Arch Hall Jr. also starred in. Another poster in the diner is for Wild Ones on Wheels (1962) (aka "Drivers To Hell") in which "Wild Guitar" director Ray Dennis Steckler had an acting role.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:
Featured in Extra Weird (2003) (V)See more »

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15 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Passable entertainment that probably made a buck, 1 November 2006
Author: TheMarquisDeSuave from Worcester, MA

People who claim flicks like this to be bad movies are often judging them by unfair standards. Yes, they are not on a level with the works of Kurosawa or Bergman. However, they were never meant to be. The filmmakers didn't intend them to be metaphorical, soul searching, avant-garde epics. These films were made with the intent to be passable entertainment that could make the producers a buck. This is exploitation cinema. And by those standards, "Wild Guitar" is passable entertainment that probably made a buck.

I know many people won't admit it, but I'm a fan of Arch Hall Jr. I've seen four of his films and own the "Wild Guitar" compilation off Norton Records. Hes one of the least attractive "teen idols" ever caught on camera, but is full of likable charms. Hes campy, bewildered, and innocent. The sheer datedness of films such as this are what make them appeal to viewers. Yes, the screenplay is naive and far fetched just like the hero. Takes film like this for what they are. I'd rather watch "Wild Guitar" than "Titanic" or "Lord of the Rings" any day. (5/10)

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