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Carnival Rock (1957)

Approved | | Drama, Romance
Christy runs a rock and roll nightclub on a carnival pier with his righ-hand-man Benny. Christy has a crush on the club's star, Natalie Cook, but she has eyes for Stanley, a local business ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Natalie Cook
Brian G. Hutton ... Stanley (as Brian Hutton)
David J. Stewart ... Christopher 'Christy' Cristakos
... Benny
... Celia
... Max
... Cannon
... Mr. Kirsch
... Slug
... Billy (as Frankie Ray)
... Clara
Horace Logan ... Master of Ceremonies
Yvonne Peattie ... Henry's Mother
... The Platters
David Houston ... Himself - Singer
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Christy runs a rock and roll nightclub on a carnival pier with his righ-hand-man Benny. Christy has a crush on the club's star, Natalie Cook, but she has eyes for Stanley, a local business man, who wants to buy out the club. When the club is sold and Christy is asked to stay on, as a party clown, he plots to destroy the club and abduct Natalie away from Stanley. Written by Anonymous

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The band listed as The Shadows - backing Bob Luman - are not the famous British instrumental group. See more »


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This Is the Night
Performed by Bob Luman
Written by Catherine Baldwin (uncredited)
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Rock It Out
10 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

'Carnival Rock' is different from usual Corman movies than most of us have used to. This is melodrama padded with many musical numbers. David J. Stewart stars as out of luck club owner Christy Cristakos, a naive and disillusioned in his blind love against the club's star singer Natalie Cook (Susan Cabot) who has hots for gambler and business man Stanley (Brian G. Hutton). Christy's club, although with great musical numbers, is still in debts, and when he finally learns the woman he loves can't pay back with mutual feelings, the man loses his club to Stanley in a card game.

In it's entirety the film is nothing special - not enough quality neither enough cheese. Although the script is quite strong (for Corman's movie) it flows along very familiar path without offering any surprises. Generic melodramatic love triangle and generic rockabilly songs. Nonetheless 'Carnival Rock' is still entertaining and engaging enough that sitting through the film is everything but suffering.

It is easy to pass this film, but if you are really interested in versatility of Roger Corman, then 'Carnival Rock' is recommended by here writer.


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