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Bop Girl Goes Calypso (1957)

Approved | | Musical | July 1957 (USA)
To prove his theory that rock and roll is on its way out, a sociologist tries to convince a "bop" singer to switch to calypso, much to the ire of her Hollywood nightclub manager.

Director:

Howard W. Koch

Writers:

Arnold Belgard (screenplay), Hendrik Vollaerts (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Judy Tyler Judy Tyler ... Jo Thomas
Bobby Troup ... Robert Hilton
Margo Woode Margo Woode ... Marion Hendricks
Mary Kaye Mary Kaye ... Mary Kaye (as Mary Kaye Trio)
The Goofers ... Themselves
Lord Flea Lord Flea ... Himself
Nino Tempo Nino Tempo ... Himself
Lucien Littlefield ... Prof. Winthrop
George O'Hanlon ... Barney
Jered Barclay Jered Barclay ... Jerry (as Jerry Barclay)
Judy Harriet Judy Harriet ... YMCA Rehearsal Singer
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To prove his theory that rock and roll is on its way out, a sociologist tries to convince a "bop" singer to switch to calypso, much to the ire of her Hollywood nightclub manager.

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Give your hips a rhythm to sway to! See more »

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Musical

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bop Girl See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Referenced in Young, Hot 'n Nasty Teenage Cruisers (1977) See more »

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Fools Rush In
Written by Rube Bloom and Johnny Mercer
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When Rock N Roll and Calypso ALMOST intersected
11 November 2001 | by SchlockmeisterSee all my reviews

A fun look at the brief period of time when Rock and roll and calypso music almost intersected. Belafonte was big, even Maya Angelou and Louis Farrakhan were recording with calypso bands. Light movie, fun performances, calypso never really took over Rock & Roll by any stretch of the imagination, it was sort of added in to the US's fascination with things tropical in the late 50s as Hawaii was about to be entered as a state. Mom & Dad went to Calypso parties and did the limbo, the kids still loved Elvis. Recommended, as I recommend Twist movies, for a snapshot of a largely forgotten time.

Get out your coconut frond hat, tie up the front of your Hawaiian Flower-dy shirt and see how low can YOU go, mon!


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