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Calypso Heat Wave (1957)

Approved | | Drama, Musical | June 1957 (USA)
Everything's going well at Disco Records, where singer Johnny Conroy is popular and publicity chief Marty Collins is good at her job, as well as in love with company boss Mack Adams. Everything changes when Barney Pearl shows up.

Director:

Fred F. Sears

Writers:

David Chandler (screenplay), Orville H. Hampton (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Desmond Johnny Desmond ... Johnny Conroy
Merry Anders ... Marti Collins
Meg Myles ... Mona DeLuce
Paul Langton ... Mack Adams
Joel Grey ... Alex Nash
Michael Granger Michael Granger ... Barney Pearl
George E. Stone ... Books
The Treniers The Treniers ... The Treniers
The Tarriers The Tarriers ... The Tarriers
The Hi-Los The Hi-Los ... The Hi-Los
Maya Angelou ... Maya Angelou
Dick Whittinghill ... Dick Whittinghill
Darla Hood ... Johnny's Duet Partner
Pierce Lyden ... Hi-Fi
Gil Perkins ... First Thug
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Storyline

Everything's going well at Disco Records, where singer Johnny Conroy is popular and publicity chief Marty Collins is good at her job, as well as in love with company boss Mack Adams. Everything changes when Barney Pearl shows up.

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What a carnival of Calypso talent!

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Drama | Musical

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Juke Box Jamboree See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Clover Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Alan Arkin. See more »

Goofs

The scenes in the Disco Records studio showing records being made depict the recordings being done direct to acetate or lacquer master discs. By 1957 all records were being made with tape recorders; the tapes were later mastered to discs in labs set up for that purpose. See more »

Crazy Credits

Where "THE END" would normally appear, we are treated to "DAT'S ALL, MON!" See more »

Connections

Referenced in Alan Arkin: Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Stewed Pig Knuckles
Music by King Charles MacNiles
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Watch it for the music not for the plot
7 August 2014 | by mjfshrinkSee all my reviews

The plot is representative of what often times happens in the music and film world. Who is who contacts, sponsors who can drop money into a record label or film production can frequently try to overtake the direction. The story is about the struggle to do what you believe in.

What I found most interesting was the selection of music. Finding Maya Angelou singing and dancing was quite a treat. This was her first film, I prefer her as a poet. Also The Treniers a long forgotten 50's rock/blues/jazz group and the Hi Los/s with theirbeautiful harmonizing voices. The dance numbers focused on calypso of course, but cheesy… All in all a C movie but by watching it I was able to revive a connection to the music of the 50's era.


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