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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 »

Director:

Roger Corman

Writer:

Leo Lieberman (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Cabot ... Natalie Cook
Brian G. Hutton Brian G. Hutton ... Stanley (as Brian Hutton)
David J. Stewart David J. Stewart ... Christopher 'Christy' Cristakos
Dick Miller ... Benny
Iris Adrian ... Celia
Jonathan Haze ... Max
Ed Nelson ... Cannon
Bruno VeSota ... Mr. Kirsch
Chris Alcaide ... Slug
Frank Ray Perilli ... Billy (as Frankie Ray)
Dorothy Neumann ... Clara
Horace Logan Horace Logan ... Master of Ceremonies
Yvonne Peattie Yvonne Peattie ... Henry's Mother
The Platters ... The Platters
David Houston David Houston ... Himself - Singer
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Storyline

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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NO! Don't Touch Me! (original one-sheet poster) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Carnaval rock See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Roger Corman Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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


Soundtracks

Remember When
Performed by The Platters
Written by Buck Ram and Mickey Addy
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Roger Corman's Carnival Rock mixed good drama with likewise music
31 January 2012 | by tavmSee all my reviews

Just watched this Roger Corman drive-in movie on YouTube. It's about a carnival owner named Christy (David J. Stewart) who's in over his head in debts and is also in love with the young girl singer Natalie Cook (Susan Cabot). But Natalie prefers Stanley (Brian G. Hutton) who manages to buy the place after beating Christy at cards. The only one who even stays friends with Christy is longtime associate Benny (Dick Miller). I'll stop there and just say I quite enjoyed all the players I cited especially Ms. Cabot, whose alluring presence also was the highlights of other Corman films like Sorority Girl and The Wasp Woman. And here she's a very good singer. It's too bad her career ended after leaving him. And it was good to know that the ending wasn't a predictably tragic one. But the real reason that I decided to watch this now was since Black History Month is tomorrow, I thought I'd cite The Platters' appearance here. They sing "Remember When" in their only scene. Seeing members Paul Robi-who's a native of New Orleans which is a two-hour drive from where I live, David Lynch, Herb Reed, Zola Taylor, and Tony Williams was a treat to watch when warbling that song. Other musical acts that appeared include Bob Luman and David Houston of which one of his songs "Teenage Frankie and Johnny" was a rocking remake of an old tune that I immediately recognized and liked highly. So on that note, Carnival Rock is highly recommended.


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