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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 ...
Vikki
The Brothers Four ...
Themselves
Sheb Wooley ...
Himself
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Himself
The Gateway Trio ...
Themselves
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Herself
George Hamilton IV ...
Himself
Joe Gilbert ...
Himself (as Joe and Eddie)
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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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Vamos Cantar! Vamos Dançar!  »

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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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Don't want any of that coffee house jazz with Beatniks flopping all over the place
25 March 2006 | by (Saskatchewan, Canada) – See all my reviews

Honestly I'm not sure how to rate this movie. I was laughing so hard at times I had tears in my eyes.

Any movie that tries so hard to be hip, but has a banjo in every other song, is doomed to the ridiculous.

The Hootenany circus, the grand finale of the movie, is maybe the most bizarre staging of musical numbers I have ever seen in a movie. The Gateway Trio singing "Foolish Questions" while bouncing up and down on a trampoline is the epitome of square.

On the other hand, Judy Henske torches her two songs in the movie. Wow! There's several other really strong songs as well, and also a few that are snooze inducers. The choreography is a strange mix of early Rock n' Roll, Broadway, and Hee Haw. All rolled together, the dancing is kind of great.

The plot and acting are awful, the sets cheap as can be. But if you're in a silly mood and like folk music, it's quite a movie, and I'll recommend it to you.


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