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Sing Boy Sing (1958)

Manager Joseph Sharkey discovers a naive Virgil Walker who has an incredible vocal talent. Sharkey takes Virgil away from his humble beginnings, changes his appearance and turns him into a nationwide singing sensation.

Director:

Henry Ephron

Writers:

Claude Binyon, Paul Monash (story "The Singin' Idol")
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Cast

Cast overview:
Tommy Sands ... Virgil Walker
Lili Gentle Lili Gentle ... Leora Easton
Edmond O'Brien ... Joseph Sharkey
Nick Adams ... C.K. Judd
John McIntire ... Rev. Farley Walker
Diane Jergens ... Pat Barry
Josephine Hutchinson ... Caroline Walker
Jerry Paris ... Arnold Fisher
Tami Conner Tami Conner ... Ginnie
Regis Toomey ... Rev. Easton
Art Ford Art Ford ... Disc Jockey
Bill Randle Bill Randle ... Disc Jockey
Biff Collie Biff Collie ... Disc Jockey
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Storyline

Manager Joseph Sharkey discovers a naive Virgil Walker who has an incredible vocal talent. Sharkey takes Virgil away from his humble beginnings, changes his appearance and turns him into a nationwide singing sensation.

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Plot Keywords:

singer | publicity agent | See All (2) »

Taglines:

THE STORY OF THE PREACHER'S SON WHO BECAME THE ROCK 'N' ROLL KING! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Musical

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 1958 (Venezuela) See more »

Also Known As:

The Singing Idol See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)| 4-Track Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This story is based on the Kraft Television Theatre episode "the Singin' Idol" which also starred Tommy Sands. See more »

Goofs

Virgil's aunt refers to herself as Caro-LINE (long I sound), and so do others in the cast. However, Virgil calls her Caro-LYNN (short i sound) throughout, even on the phone just after she pronounces her own name "her way." See more »

Quotes

Joseph Sharkey: [in recording studio] Hey, that was OK, kid.
Virgil Walker: It really was?
Joseph Sharkey: Yea, sure. Why, is something bothering you?
Virgil Walker: I don't know. Maybe I need my audience.
Joseph Sharkey: I'm your audience.
Virgil Walker: I guess I miss the screamin'. Why don't you scream a little, Mr. Sharkey?
Joseph Sharkey: Yeah sure, next time I'm 16.
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Soundtracks

Sing, Boy, Sing
Sung by Tommy Sands
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A movie show casing talents of an unknown masterful entertainer
28 August 2008 | by mcertonioSee all my reviews

I am enjoying movies from a different era however, I find that yesterday's problems are relevant of today's. Interesting that the only comment was from a Christian that feels the movie was picking on his religion?

It seems every Christian Hi-Jacks the word for their religion only. If the last comment did not bring Christianity into a movie review maybe Christians would not be portrayed as extremists.

The extremely talented actor/singer was also a Christian, REMEMBER? as was the Character, Caroline the person that counseled him to live his own life and singing is not sinning.

I am happy I was introduced to such a talented performer in this movie AND yes I have also witnessed extremism on both sides.

Lets enjoy the movie like my grandmother would say!

logicdropout@gmail.com


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