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Shake, Rattle & Rock! (1956)

A group of concerned adults try to ban rock and roll music in their town because they think that the music promotes juvenile delinquency. It's now up to a disc jockey and a hipster to ... See full summary »

Director:

Edward L. Cahn

Writers:

Lou Rusoff (screenplay), Lou Rusoff (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Connors ... Garry Nelson (as Touch Connors)
Lisa Gaye ... June Fitzdingle
Sterling Holloway ... Albert 'Axe' McAllister
Fats Domino ... Fats Domino
Choker Campbell Choker Campbell ... Choker Campbell
Tommy Charles Tommy Charles ... Tommy Charles
Annitta Ray Annitta Ray ... Annita Ray
Rosie Rosie ... Rosie (as Rosie & Carlos)
Carlos Davila Carlos Davila ... Carlos (as Rosie & Carlos)
Raymond Hatton ... Horace Fitzdingle
Douglass Dumbrille ... Eustace Fentwick III (as Douglas Dumbrille)
Paul Dubov ... Bugsy Smith
Clarence Kolb ... Judge McCombs
Margaret Dumont ... Georgianna Fitzdingle
Frank Jenks ... Frank
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Storyline

A group of concerned adults try to ban rock and roll music in their town because they think that the music promotes juvenile delinquency. It's now up to a disc jockey and a hipster to defend the music in a televised trial. The movie also features several rock and roll performances, most notably from Fats Domino. Written by <jgp3553@excite.com>

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psychotronic film | teenager | See All (2) »

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Rock 'n' Roll vs. the Squares

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Comedy | Drama | Musical

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Trivia

The film of natives shown in the 'trial' is of Australian aborigines dancing. See more »

Goofs

The opening credits spell Fats Domino's name as "Antione", rather than "Antoine". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The 1970s (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Lipstick, Powder & Paint
Written by Charles F. Calhoun
Sung by Big Joe Turner
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Typical 50's Rock and Roll exploitation flick
10 October 1999 | by buxSee all my reviews

Before he was "Mannix" Mike Conners was billed as 'Touch' Conners and did this little 50s exploitation flick, that he would probably love to forget. It's the old saw about the older generation trying to put a halt to R&R, and the kids proving that it is just good, clean fun, as the jitterbug, black-bottom, etc. Somehow Sterling Hollaway (Waldo from "The Life of Riley") just doesn't measure up as the jive talking, smooth hipster, done so well in the 50s by Edd (Kookie) Byrnes. Fats and a few other groups that have since passed into obscurity perform some prehistoric tunes and the acting is sophomoric at best. A good one to watch-only if you are in the midst of a tremendous battle with your significant other or suffering a severe tooth-ache.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vive le rock See more »

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Budget:

$79,000 (estimated)
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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