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Hey, Let's Twist! (1961)

Not Rated | | Musical | 31 December 1961 (USA)
The rise, fall and rise again of the Peppermint Lounge nightclub is chronicled. The sons of the Peppermint Lounge nightclub owner nearly topple the club's initial success by redesigning the place but realize their mistake.

Director:

Greg Garrison

Writer:

Hal Hackady
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Cast

Credited cast:
Joey Dee Joey Dee ... Joey Dee
The Starliters The Starliters ... The Starliters
Jo Ann Campbell Jo Ann Campbell ... Piper (as Jo-Ann Campbell)
Teddy Randazzo ... Rickey Dee
The Peppermint Loungers The Peppermint Loungers ... The Peppermint Loungers (as The Peppermint Loungers)
Kay Armen Kay Armen ... Angie
Zohra Lampert ... Sharon
Dino Di Luca Dino Di Luca ... Papa
Hope Hampton ... Hope Hampton
Richard Dickens Richard Dickens ... Rore
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dave Brigati Dave Brigati ... Dave Brigati (as The Starliters)
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The rise, fall and rise again of the Peppermint Lounge nightclub is chronicled. The sons of the Peppermint Lounge nightclub owner nearly topple the club's initial success by redesigning the place but realize their mistake.

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Right out of New York's famed PEPPERMINT LOUNGE! See more »

Genres:

Musical

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Film debut of Allan Arbus. See more »

Connections

Featured in Twist (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Peppermint Twist
Written by Henry Glover (uncredited) and Joey Dee (uncredited)
Performed by Joey Dee and The Starliters
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Wall to wall swinging elbows and twisting hips.
18 September 2000 | by michaelRokeefeSee all my reviews

Another film trying to capitalize quickly on the twist craze. This time it is Joey Dee and his 'Peppermint Twist' in the spotlight. An unimaginative little movie about two brothers turning their father's Italian Garden eating establishment into a money making dance club, the Peppermint Lounge. Of course the brothers have created an adaption to the twist, called the Peppermint Twist. Lip syncing is very bad. The script was probably rehearsed once or twice. But the close ups of twisting hips in tight capri pants makes up for all the short comings.

Singers Joey Dee and Teddy Randazzo share the lead. Zorba Lampert is the cute 'bad' girl. Also in the cast are Jo-Ann Campbell and Kay Armen.

Black & white tail shaker gives a glimpse at the culture of the early 60s.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 December 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hey, Let's Twist! See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Harry Romm Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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