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Wild Guitar -- 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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December 1962 (USA) See more »
A frenzy of musical action See more »
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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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:
Denise Lynn ... Nancy
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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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 »
Continuity: Bud's guitar is larger than the case he's been carrying it in.See more »
Steak:This is Daisy, she's gonna teach you how to swing.See more »
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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Not bad...compared to "Eegah!", 12 May 2000
Author: jimtinder from US

Okay, I'll admit it...I've actually got kind of a soft spot for "Wild Guitar." It comes off as more polished and sincere than Mr. Hall's predecessor film. And there is a certain amount of charm to the film, courtesy of Miss Nancy Czar. She's no dancer, but her performance is natural. Incidentally, Miss Czar was in real life a figure skater. In the early 60s she supposedly missed a flight that killed others on the USA skating team. Her reward for failing to make the flight? The leading lady role in "Wild Guitar!"

Filmed after "Eegah!", "Wild Guitar" is no sequel. And that's a good thing. Budgeted at $15K, "Eegah!" couldn't help but make money, and so was spawned "Wild Guitar" - at an incredible $30,000 budget!

Despite the small budget, the quality of the film is much better than "Eegah!" In "Wild Guitar," they could afford to record voices live, not dubbed as in "Eegah!" They saved cash by filming in black and white - money that was better spent in actually coming up with halfway decent sets.

Okay. So "Wild Guitar" isn't a classic. But it's probably the best of the Arch Hall films. It even boasts an appearance by the woman who accused Greg Brady of smoking in that classic "Brady Bunch" episode! Here, in "Wild Guitar," she plays a short order cook. It's also decently directed by Mr. Ray Dennis Steckler.

But is that REALLY Robert Crumb, the underground cartoonist, as Don Proctor???

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