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Rock Around the World (1957)

The Tommy Steele Story (original title)
This is the story of the early life and rise to fame of Tommy Steele. His manager wanted him to be a tough rock'n'roller and so challenge Elvis Presley but Tommy is too nice. He becomes ... See full summary »

Director:

Gerard Bryant

Writer:

Norman Hudis (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tommy Steele ... Tommy Steele
Humphrey Lyttelton Humphrey Lyttelton ... Himself (as Humphrey Lyttleton and his Band)
Chas McDevitt Chas McDevitt ... Himself (as Chas. McDevitt Skiffle Group)
Nancy Whiskey Nancy Whiskey ... Herself
Tommy Eytle Tommy Eytle ... Himself (as Tommy Eytle's Calypso Band)
Chris O'Brien Chris O'Brien ... Himself (as Chris O'Brien's Caribbeans)
Leo Pollini Leo Pollini ... Steelmen's Drummer (as The Steelmen)
Dennis Price Dennis Price ... Steelmen's Pianist (as The Steelmen)
Alan Stuart ... Steelmen's Saxophonist (as The Steelmen)
Alan Weighell Alan Weighell ... Steelmen's Bassist (as The Steelmen)
Lisa Daniely ... Hospital Nurse
Hilda Fenemore Hilda Fenemore ... Mrs.Steele
Charles Lamb Charles Lamb ... Mr. Steele
Patrick Westwood ... Brushes
Peter Lewiston Peter Lewiston ... John Kennedy
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Storyline

This is the story of the early life and rise to fame of Tommy Steele. His manager wanted him to be a tough rock'n'roller and so challenge Elvis Presley but Tommy is too nice. He becomes famous anyway !! Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Taglines:

Wild Pulse Pounding Rock 'n Roll From Overseas!

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Music

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rock Around the World See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Insignia Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Legendary r'n'b disc jockey Hunter Hancock makes a 30 second appearance in an attempt to sell the film to American audiences, despite the fact that Tommy Steele's type of "white" rock and roll was nothing like what Hancock played on his radio shows. See more »


Soundtracks

Freight Train
Traditional, adaptation and new lyrics by Paul James & Fred Williams (uncredited)
Performed by Nancy Whiskey and the Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group (uncredited)
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