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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 ... Marion Hendricks
Mary Kaye Mary Kaye ... Mary Kaye (as Mary Kaye Trio)
The Goofers ... Themselves
Lord Flea Lord Flea ... Self
Nino Tempo Nino Tempo ... Self
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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psychotronic film | See All (1) »

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

Genres:

Musical

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Connections

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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The usual 1950's rock movie
20 March 2008 | by kyyankee7-1See all my reviews

This is not a "lost movie" but was in fact shown on TCM in March, 2008. It could have stayed in the vaults. As is usual with this type of film, the primary value is in being able to see 1950's rock groups do their stuff. The rock groups are shuffled off, though, and replaced by, ready now, calypso acts, because rock and roll will soon be dead after 1957, to be replaced by the irresistible rhythms of the Caribbean. I wonder how that turned out? Otherwise the production values are pretty low, the plot (a term I use very loosely) is thin and any pleasure in watching this attempt at entertainment bottoms out pretty quickly. You do at least get to see Judy Tyler, the original Princess Summerfall Winterspring of Howdy Doody, who starred with Elvis in "Jailhouse Rock" and then tragically was lost in a car accident months later.


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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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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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