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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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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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Eminently watchable slice of 60's go-go pop 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)

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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Trivia:
Was announced initially as a starring vehicle for Nancy Sinatra, though her role ultimately went to Debbie Watson.See more »
Quotes:
Cliff Donner:What the hell ever got into her to let herself get bullied into a hairy scheme like that?
Dee Dee:She's young, ambitious and therefore dangerous. It takes a few years on a girl to know how to mix a cocktail of ambition and desire.
Cliff Donner:Yeah, I guess so. In the meantime a man could bleed to death.
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17 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Eminently watchable slice of 60's go-go pop, 13 September 2003
Author: Kenneth Anderson (efitness2@yahoo.com) from Los Angeles

Eminently watchable slice of 60's go-go pop that never gets as much attention as it deserves. "The Cool Ones" is not a good movie, but boy is it campy fun. From its first shots of the taping of a "Hullabaloo"-type teen TV dance show to its cornball conclusion with the lovers driving off into the sunset, "The Cool Ones" is a must for fans of "Austin Powers" or the 60's at its most faddish.

An oddly cynical tale of a go-go dancer who aspires to pop singing stardom, "The Cool Ones" boasts a musical score of tres-groovy songs by Lee Hazelwood (of Nancy Sinatra fame...by the way, that sounds like Ms. Sinatra dubbing Debbie Watson's vocals during "The Tantrum"...anybody know?), Teri Garr dancing up a storm, bad Sixties fashions, and male lead Gil Peterson (surely the model for the Ken doll) wearing the tightest pants humanly possible.

Roddy McDowall is good/bad as always, but my favorite is the scene - stealing Nita Talbot, who always seems to be two steps ahead of any movie she's in. Worth watching just to see the dance number in the ski lift...THOSE CLOTHES! Should be remade with Britney Spears in the lead!

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