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Bye Bye Birdie -- A rock singer travels to a small Ohio town to make his "farewell" television performance and kiss his biggest fan before he is drafted.


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Michael Stewart (book)
Irving Brecher (screen play)
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Release Date:
27 May 1963 (Brazil) See more »
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A rock singer travels to a small Ohio town to make his "farewell" television performance and kiss his biggest fan before he is drafted. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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A time and a place that we thought would not end See more (81 total) »


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Janet Leigh ... Rosie DeLeon

Dick Van Dyke ... Albert F. Peterson

Ann-Margret ... Kim McAfee

Maureen Stapleton ... Mama Mae Peterson

Bobby Rydell ... Hugo Peabody

Jesse Pearson ... Conrad Birdie

Paul Lynde ... Harry McAfee
Mary LaRoche ... Doris McAfee
Michael Evans ... Claude Paisley
Robert Paige ... Bob Precht
Gregory Morton ... Maestro Borov
Bryan Russell ... Randolph McAfee
Milton Frome ... Mr. Maude

Ed Sullivan ... Ed Sullivan
Ben Astar ... Ballet Manager
Trudi Ames ... Ursula

Frank Albertson ... Sam - The Mayor
Beverly Yates ... Mayor's Wife
Frank Sully ... Maude's bartender
Bo Peep Karlin ... Ursula's Mother
Melinda Marx ... Teenager
Mell Turner ... Shriner
Gil Lamb ... Lanky Shriner

Lee Aaker ... Student leader
Karel Shimoff ... Prima Ballerina
Donald Lawton ... Russian Consul
Yvonne White ... Telephone Operator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ray Bloch ... Orchestra Leader (uncredited)

Lesley-Marie Colburn ... Featured Dancer (uncredited)
John Daly ... John Daly (uncredited)

Kim Darby ... Teenager (uncredited)
Ric de Azevedo ... Teenager (uncredited)
Sheila Dehner ... Sheila (uncredited)
Cyril Delevanti ... Mr. Nebbitt (uncredited)
Lynn Fields ... Teenager (uncredited)
Stephanie Gorman ... Teenager (uncredited)

Joe Gray ... TV Director (uncredited)
Ralph Hart ... Teenager (uncredited)

Linda Henning ... Teenager (uncredited)
Bruce Hoy ... Featured Dancer (uncredited)
Elaine Joyce ... Teenager (uncredited)
Jack Konzal ... Featured Dancer (uncredited)
Bert May ... Dancing Shriner (uncredited)
Pete Menefee ... Harvey Johnson (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Laughing Backstage Extra (uncredited)
Melody Patterson ... Teenager (uncredited)
Justin Peters ... Sycophant Boy (uncredited)
The Ray Bloch Orchestra ... Orchestra (uncredited)
Evelyn Rudie ... Teenager (uncredited)
Hazel Shermet ... Marge - Birdie's Secretary (uncredited)
Michael Smith ... Teenager (uncredited)
George Spicer ... Tommy (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Man at Ed Sullivan Show (uncredited)
Martin E. Wade ... Teenager (uncredited)
Dick Winslow ... Leader of Fireman's Band (uncredited)
Lorene Yarnell Jansson ... Hugo's Dance Partner at Soda Shop (uncredited)

Directed by
George Sidney 
Writing credits
Michael Stewart (book by: Based upon the play "Bye, Bye, Birdie")

Irving Brecher (screen play)

Produced by
Fred Kohlmar .... producer
Cinematography by
Joseph F. Biroc (director of photography) (as Joseph Biroc)
Film Editing by
Charles Nelson 
Production Design by
Paul Groesse 
Set Decoration by
Arthur Krams 
Makeup Department
Larry Germain .... hair stylist: Miss Leigh
Ben Lane .... makeup supervisor
Helena Rubenstein .... teen-age makeup creator
Joe DiBella .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Silver .... assistant director (as Dave Silver)
Pat Corleto .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Charles Granucci .... prop master (uncredited)
Sound Department
James Z. Flaster .... sound
Charles J. Rice .... sound supervisor
James M. Falkinburg .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Harry Foy .... recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Geza Gaspar .... special effects (uncredited)
Marvin Willens .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Albert Bettcher .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Eddie Blaisdell .... key grip (uncredited)
Albert McIntyre .... camera operator (uncredited)
Mel Traxel .... still photographer (uncredited)
Seldon White .... gaffer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Pat Barto .... costumes: Miss Leigh
Marjorie Wahl .... wardrobe co-ordinator (as Marjorie B. Wahl)
Ed Ware .... wardrobe: men (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Ralph James Hall .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Johnny Green .... conductor
Johnny Green .... music arranger
Johnny Green .... music supervisor
Johnny Green .... orchestrator
Fred Karger .... music co-ordinator
Albert Woodbury .... orchestrator (as Al Woodbury)
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Conrad Gozzo .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Igo Kantor .... music editor (uncredited)
Uan Rasey .... musician: trumpet soloist (uncredited)
Other crew
L. Slade Brown .... in association with: Edward Padula
Gower Champion .... directed & choreographed by: New York play production
Milton Feldman .... production assistant
Edward V. Padula .... produced on Broadway by (as Edward Padula)
Tom Panko .... assistant choreographer (as Tommy Panko)
Onna White .... choreographer
Norman August .... location manager (uncredited)
Marshall J. Wolins .... script supervisor (uncredited)

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112 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording) (optical prints) | 4-Track Stereo (RCA Sound Recording) (magnetic prints) | 70 mm 6-Track (RCA Sound Recording) (70 mm prints)

Did You Know?

Albert's music company is called "ALMAELOU." This is an amalgam of his name, his mother's name, and his late father's name.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: When the turtle accelerates up some steps and out of an open door, you can see a clear ramp over the steps that allowed the turtle prop to slide cleanly up and out.See more »
Hugo Peabody:[singing] You don't know how to live? You'd get pinned if you could!See more »
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39 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
A time and a place that we thought would not end, 4 September 1999
Author: alice-7 from orlando, Fl

This musical, for those of us who were of the age then, represents a time and a place we thought would not end. Entering our early teens in suburbia, begat of young war veterans, the biggest issues in our lives were those reflected in this film; who pinned who and the adulation of our musical icons. The whole world was Sweet Apple and "someday we would find out this was what life was all about" as Kim sings to a befuddled Hugo. Even nerds could fall in love. And an equal force in our weekly lives was the Sunday ritual of The Ed Sullivan Show. This is a beautiful homage to that world that would end seven months later in Dallas and bring with it the counter culture, riots and Viet Nam. Hard to put on a happy face... But you will with this score. More fifties and Bosa Nova then the hip sixties it is toe tapping and gets under your skin. Worth repeat viewings. And as always "I gotta be sincere..if you feel it in here.." and I still do.

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