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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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Rock 'n' Roll vs. the Squares

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Comedy | Drama | Musical

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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Distributed in France before 1960 and only in the provinces. See more »

Goofs

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


Soundtracks

Rock, Rock, Rock
Sung by Big Joe Turner (as Joe Turner)
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Just for pure enjoyment only!
10 October 1999 | by crazy-12See all my reviews

This golden oldie film, while somewhat shallow in the plot category, is nothing more than just plain entertainment. It consists mainly of good fifties rock n roll music by original artists of the day which really makes the film a joy to view. Also, unlike most of the teenage films of that time, some scenes show kids who are genuine teenagers rather than 20 or even 30 something adults pretending to be teens. This really adds a touch of quality to the movie. Besides the music, the anti-rock n roll adults add to the enjoyment as well. Although their respective rolls may have been intended to be mainly villainous, they come across as so ludicrous in their actions that they are truly funny. This is a movie for fun and enjoyment and not to be taken seriously.


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