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Don't Knock the Twist (1962)

Approved | | Musical | 6 June 1962 (Venezuela)
Many twist dancers' meet in preparation for the TV variety show called "The Twist." While the special is still in the production stages, jealousies lead to problems - and a whole lot of dancing.

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
Gene Chandler Gene Chandler ... The Duke of Earl
Vic Dana Vic Dana ... Vic Dana
Linda Scott Linda Scott ... Linda Scott
The Carroll Bros The Carroll Bros ... The Carroll Brothers
The Dovells The Dovells ... The Dovells
Lang Jeffries ... Ted Haver
Mari Blanchard ... Dulcie Corbin
Georgine Darcy Georgine Darcy ... Madge Albright
Stephen Preston ... Billy Albright
Barbara Morrison ... Mrs. Morrison
Nydia Westman ... Amy - the Dressmaker
James Chandler James Chandler ... Joe Albright
Elizabeth Harrower ... Ruth Emerson
Hortense Petra Hortense Petra ... Mrs. Kay
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Storyline

Many twist dancers' meet in preparation for the TV variety show called "The Twist." While the special is still in the production stages, jealousies lead to problems - and a whole lot of dancing.

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Genres:

Musical

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 1962 (Venezuela) See more »

Also Known As:

Let's Twist Again See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Four Leaf Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film version of the song "Slow Twistin'" has an extra verse that does not appear on the single or album. Additionally, in the 2010 edition of the film, some words have been deleted, towards the end of the song, which may indicate the presence of "suggestive" lyrics. See more »

Goofs

In this film, Chubby Checker and Dee Dee Sharp perform their 1962 million selling duet of "Slow Twistin", When performing the song , Sharp is positioned off to Chubby's side and behind him, as is the back up band, though Chubby and Dee Dee are given equal billing on the record label, as well as on the Pop charts.. See more »

Quotes

Dulcie Corbin: Little Miss Swivel Hips. Sugar and spice and everything nice.
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Connections

Referenced in Bandstand: Episode dated 6 February 1963 (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Little Altar Boy
Written by Howlett Smith
Sung by Vic Dana
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Twisting once again
26 June 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

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 and old.

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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