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Director:
Writers:
Joyce Geller (screenplay)
Joyce Geller (story)
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Release Date:
12 April 1967 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
It's The NOW Sound In Music... And The New Sensation Of The Screen! See more »
Plot:
A young, millionaire rock promoter decides to create a new boy/girl duo team for his teen TV dance show by teaming up an ambitious go-go dancer and a has-been pop star and presenting them to the public as a new romantic pair. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Roddy McDowall as Simon Cowell? See more (16 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Roddy McDowall ... Tony Krum

Debbie Watson ... Hallie Rogers

Gil Peterson ... Cliff Donner

Phil Harris ... MacElwaine
Robert Coote ... Stanley Krum

Nita Talbot ... Dee Dee Howitzer

George Furth ... Howie
Mrs. Miller ... Herself
Jim Begg ... Charlie Forbes
James Millhollin ... Henry - Hotel Manager
Phil Arnold ... Stage Manager
Melanie Alexander ... Sandy
The Bantams ... Themselves

Glen Campbell ... Patrick
The Leaves ... Themselves
T.J. and The Fourmations ... Themselves (as T.J. and The Fourmations)
The Forté Four ... Themselves
Chris Gilmore ... Minor Role (as Annette Ferra)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dan Anthony ... Musician (uncredited)
Bill Blackburn ... Dancer (uncredited)
Ernie Earnshaw ... Musician (uncredited)

Teri Garr ... One of Hallie's Friends (uncredited)

Angelique Pettyjohn ... Secretary (uncredited)
Christopher Riordan ... Student (uncredited)
John Case Schaeffer II ... Musician (uncredited)
Michael St. Angel ... George - Studio Technician (uncredited)
Guy Watson ... Musician (uncredited)
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Directed by
Gene Nelson 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Joyce Geller  screenplay
Joyce Geller  story
Robert Kaufman  adaptation
Gene Nelson  adaptation

Produced by
William Conrad .... executive producer
Jimmy Lydon .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Ernie Freeman 
 
Cinematography by
Floyd Crosby  (as Floyd D. Crosby)
 
Film Editing by
James T. Heckert  (as James Heckert)
 
Art Direction by
LeRoy Deane 
 
Set Decoration by
Ralph S. Hurst 
 
Costume Design by
Howard Shoup 
 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup supervisor
Jean Burt Reilly .... supervising hair stylist
Dorothy Parkinson .... body makeup (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Russell Llewellyn .... unit manager (as J. Russell Llewellyn)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gil Kissel .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Archie Neel .... prop master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Everett A. Hughes .... sound (as Everett Hughes)
Dan Wallin .... sound
Ora Hudson .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kenneth B. Taylor .... key grip (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Lee Hazlewood .... music supervisor
Lee Hazlewood .... original songs
Billy Strange .... music arranger
Dan Wallin .... score mixer
 
Other crew
Julie Gibson .... dialogue supervisor
Toni Basil .... choreographer (uncredited)
 

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95 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Was announced initially as a starring vehicle for Nancy Sinatra, though her role ultimately went to Debbie Watson.See more »
Quotes:
Sandy:This is a boys' world. Isn't it enough to be with *them* all the time... and get paid for it?See more »
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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Roddy McDowall as Simon Cowell?, 3 July 2006
Author: ccmiller1492 (ccmiller1492@yahoo.com) from Fairfax, VA

"The Cool Ones" is definitely a second-string musical but it's more entertaining than many of the A-list musicals of the decade and doesn't deserve the obscurity to which it's consigned. It's well-paced, with lots of song and dance numbers, directed by Gene Nelson, who has a great feel for these elements. The real standout in this film is Gil Peterson who greatly resembles Grant Williams. He has enough charisma and talent to pull the whole thing together with a convincing performance and wonderful vocals. If his songs were dubbed, it is incredible how synchronized they were and how appropriately they matched his speaking voice. It's a mystery why this talented, handsome and energetic performer didn't achieve a more successful career.

Unfortunately there is far too much screen time and energy devoted to Roddy McDowall's annoying and overly fey portrayal of the promoter. Could this be an earlier incarnation of Simon Cowell?

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