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Twist Around the Clock (1961)

TV-G | | Musical | 30 December 1961 (USA)
Not only is this written by the same screen writer who wrote the earlier "Rock Around the Clock", it uses the same exact lines.

Director:

Oscar Rudolph

Writer:

Robert E. Kent (as James B. Gordon)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chubby Checker ... Chubby Checker
Dion DiMucci ... Dion (as Dion)
Vicki Spencer Vicki Spencer ... Vicki Spencer
The Marcels The Marcels ... The Marcels
Cornelius Harp Cornelius Harp ... The Marcels Lead Singer (as The Marcels)
Fred Johnson Fred Johnson ... The Marcels Bass Singer (as The Marcels)
Gene Bricker Gene Bricker ... The Marcels Singer (as The Marcels)
Ronald Mundy Ronald Mundy ... The Marcels Singer (as The Marcels)
Richard Knauss Richard Knauss ... The Marcels Singer (as The Marcels)
Allen Johnson Allen Johnson ... The Marcels Singer (as The Marcels)
Clay Cole Clay Cole ... Clay Cole
John Cronin John Cronin ... Mitch Mason
Mary Mitchel ... Tina Louden (as Mary Mitchell)
Maura McGiveney Maura McGiveney ... Debbie Marshall
Tol Avery ... Joe Marshall
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Storyline

The plot is virtually identical to the plot of the earlier film "Rock Around the Clock." A struggling manager visits a hayseed town and discovers a new dance craze, and hopes to turn it into a overnight nationwide sensation. Features performances by Chubby Checker and Dion. Written by <jgp3553@excite.com>

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It's twist-errific! - the first full-length movie about the twist!

Genres:

Musical

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 December 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Al compás del twist See more »

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of 'Snub' Pollard, silent film comedian. See more »

Quotes

Mitch Mason: Good morning, gentlemen
Harry Davis: Good morning
Joe Marshall: It must be something important, you wanted a meeting so early.
Mitch Mason: At least it didn't keep you awake all last night. Once the gimmick came to me, I couldn't stop thinking about it. It's a promotion stunt. One that could rack up the biggest coast-to-coast dance audience in the history of show business.
Joe Marshall: Look it's early in the morning. Outside of coffee, nothing's going to keep me from yawning except money. You haven't mentioned that yet.
Mitch Mason: We gain, the record ...
[...]
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Connections

Followed by Don't Knock the Twist (1962) See more »

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(I'm Over) Here, There, Everywhere
Written by Teddy Vann
Sung by Clay Cole
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Other than Chubby and Dion, forget it!
19 February 2003 | by unclerussieSee all my reviews

If I had never seen "Rock Around the Clock", this movie might be a little easier to take. You see, the producers didn't even bother to write a script; they just copied the one used for "Rock Around the Clock" some years earlier. If that wasn't bad enough, "Twist" pales in every comparison to the original. Horrible acting and mediocre songs are all over this film. It's only two bright spots are the appearances of Chubby Checker and Dion. And who ever told Clay Cole he could sing? Forget this one.


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