A young teenage girl (Tuesday Weld) desperately tries to earn enough money to buy a dress for a school rock and roll dance. This early rock and roll feature, the 3rd in a series of 5 ... See full summary »
Alan Freed and his Rock 'n Roll Band,
This movie was filmed in 1962 during the administration of President John F. Kennedy, the youngest elected president. One of his campaign pledges was "Let's get America moving again." In this movie, there are subtle references to this era, such as: "America is on the move", "Progress . . . That's what the Twist is. New ideas, new dances, new comedy, new faces. America's always moving forward" and "I realize the administration in Washington is a little young . . . " See more »
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This Twist stuff is a blast right now, Ted. You know that. All the good, good acts are booked!
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In Don't Knock The Twist TV executive Lang Jeffries is told to take advantage of
that latest dance craze The Twist and put together a television special featuring
the latest rock and roll acts. Since Jeffries good buddy is none other than
Chubby Checker he's got it made.
But girlfriend fashion designer Mari Blanchard has some ideas of her own especially
after Jeffries discovers Georgina Darcy and Stephen Miller doing some wild and crazy dance routines. Her machinations almost ruin things for the twisters young
All this is just an excuse to give the current rock and rollers like Linda Scott and Gene Chandler and Vic Dana a chance to show their stuff. And there's Chubby
Checker doing a very good job playing Chubby Checker.
For those nostalgic for the era.
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