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12 April 1967 (USA) See more »
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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) »


  (in credits order)

Roddy McDowall ... Tony Krum

Debbie Watson ... Hallie Rogers

Gil Peterson ... Cliff Donner

Phil Harris ... Fred MacElwaine
Mrs. Miller ... Herself
Robert Coote ... Stanley Krumley

Nita Talbot ... Dee Dee

George Furth ... Howie
Jim Begg ... Charles Forbes
James Millhollin ... Manager
Phil Arnold ... Uncle Steve
Melanie Alexander ... Sandy
The Bantams ... Musicians

Glen Campbell ... Patrick
The Leaves ... Musicians
T.J. and The Fourmations ... Musicians (as T.J. and The Fourmations)
The Forté Four ... Musicians
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dan Anthony ... Musician (uncredited)
Bill Blackburn ... Dancer (uncredited)
Nicky Blair ... Last Guy (uncredited)
Tom Cahill ... Dancer (uncredited)
Judy Carrington ... Girl (uncredited)
Steve Ciro ... Dancer (uncredited)
Debi Creger ... Receptionist (uncredited)
Connie Ducharme ... Secretary (uncredited)
Ernie Earnshaw ... Musician (uncredited)
Wilma Ewell ... Maid (uncredited)

Teri Garr ... Whiz Girl (uncredited)
Anita Granger ... Producer's Secretary (uncredited)
Robert Hitchcock ... Assistant Director (uncredited)

Rex Holman ... Beau (uncredited)
Jim Hubbard ... Dancer (uncredited)
Joseph Leon ... Carbone (uncredited)
Jo Anne Loren ... Girl on Tony's Staff (uncredited)
Anita Mann ... Whiz Girl (uncredited)
Leticia Paquet ... Girl on Tony's Staff (uncredited)
James D. Paulis ... Driver (uncredited)
Gail Peters ... Girl on Tony's Staff (uncredited)

Angelique Pettyjohn ... Girl on Tony's Staff (uncredited)
Betty Anne Rees ... Girl on Tony's Staff (uncredited)
Christopher Riordan ... Student (uncredited)
John Case Schaeffer II ... Musician (uncredited)
Michael St. Angel ... Director (uncredited)
Joan Thomas ... Girl on Tony's Staff (uncredited)
Guy Watson ... Musician (uncredited)
Jan Watson ... Girl on Tony's Staff (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
Color (Technicolor)
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Was announced initially as a starring vehicle for Nancy Sinatra, though her role ultimately went to Debbie Watson.See more »
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18 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Eminently watchable slice of 60's go-go pop, 13 September 2003
Author: Kenneth Anderson ( 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 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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