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Hootenanny Hoot (1963)

 -  Music  -  August 1963 (USA)
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The marriage of television director Ted Glover and television producer A.G. Bannister has gone on the rocks because she has permitted her career to take precedence over romance. The horror ... See full summary »

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Ted Grover
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A.G. Bannister
Joby Baker ...
Steve Laughlin
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Billie-Jo Henley (as Pam Austin)
Bobo Lewis ...
Claudia Hoffer
Lauren Gilbert ...
Howard Stanton (as Loren Gilbert)
Nick Novarro ...
Jed Morse
Vikki Dougan ...
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The marriage of television director Ted Glover and television producer A.G. Bannister has gone on the rocks because she has permitted her career to take precedence over romance. The horror of it all! Complications also arise because of a romance between Ted's agent, Steve Laughlin and a performer, Billy-Joe Henley, with a touring Hootenanny group. The resolvement comes when A.G. realizes that love is more important than a career - dang tootin' it was in a Sam Katzman movie in the 60's - but not before the likes of guest stars The Brothers Four, Sheb Wooley, Johnny Cash, The Gateway Trio, Judy Henske, George Hamilton IV, Joe & Eddie, Cathie Taylor and (Bob's boy) Chris Crosby work up a sweatin' storm trying to create a craze for "Hootenanny". Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The hottest sound around... as the country's Folk Favorite's get together for the FIRST, FABULOUS FULL-LENGTH HOOTENANNY MUSICAL EVER!!!

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This black-and-white musical, a very minor addition to the MGM catalog, failed to rate a contemporary New York Times review. See more »

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When Ruta Lee and Peter Breck are having dinner on Ruta Lee's patio you can see her shadow in on the buildings in the background. See more »

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Written by Chris Crosby and Scotty Turnbull
Sung by Chris Crosby
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Strictly for the Music
20 May 2002 | by (Cherry Hill, New Jersey) – See all my reviews

Forget the plot. As far as that goes, be prepared for another Sam Katzman exploitive quickie designed to cash in on whatever was hot at the moment. In this case, it was the pop-folk boom that effectively began with the Kingston Trio's "Tom Dooley" in 1958 and lasted roughly about five years, until just before the start of the British Invasion.

The music, however, is another matter, and you'd do best to just fast forward through the droning dialogue to catch solid early performances by Johnny Cash, the Brothers Four (looking and sounding good even when bouncing on trampolines during one number), George Hamilton IV (singing his # 1 hit, "Abilene") and Judy Henske, among others. Everyone gives good performances despite, or perhaps in reaction to, the overall cheesiness surrounding them.

In short, musically I give this film an 8, otherwise one half of one.


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