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Calypso Joe (1957)

Approved | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 9 June 1957 (USA)
Juile, an airline hostess, has her mind made up to marry South American millionaire Rico Vargas, in spite of the efforts made by her former boyfriend, Lee Darling, a television star, to win... See full summary »

Director:

Edward Dein

Writers:

Edward Dein (original screenplay), Mildred Dein (original screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Herb Jeffries ... Calypso Joe
Angie Dickinson ... Julie, Flight Attendant
Ed Kemmer Ed Kemmer ... Lee Darling (as Edward Kemmer)
Stephen Bekassy Stephen Bekassy ... Rico Vargas
Laurie Mitchell ... Leah
Claudia Drake ... Astra Vargas
Murray Alper ... Transfer Man
Linda Terrace Linda Terrace ... Lady T
Charles Keane Charles Keane ... Pilot
Genie Stone Genie Stone ... Television Actress
Robert Sherman Robert Sherman ... Co-Pilot
Herb Jeffries and His Calypsomaniacs Herb Jeffries and His Calypsomaniacs ... Band (as Herb Jeffries' Calypsomaniacs)
Lord Flea Lord Flea ... Lord Flea (as Lord Flea and His Calypsonians)
The Easy Riders The Easy Riders ... The Easy Riders
The Lester Horton Dancers The Lester Horton Dancers ... Dancing Ensemble
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Storyline

Juile, an airline hostess, has her mind made up to marry South American millionaire Rico Vargas, in spite of the efforts made by her former boyfriend, Lee Darling, a television star, to win her back. Rico's sister, Astra, makes a play for Lee, who only responds to make Julie jealous. As the plane bearing Juile and others (includng all the credited musicians and bands) is about to depart, Herb Jefferies smuggles Lee on board so he can have a chance to dissuade Julie. There are 14 musical numbers, and the film takes a few swipes at television and television commercials. Worth having just to see what upset the Legion of Decency enough for them to slap a "B" rating on it. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

Get Hep, Get With It, Get A Look At "Calypso Joe" (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 1957 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

Sweet Sugar Cane
Written by Terry Gilkyson and Frank Miller
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