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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 ... Self
Linda Scott Linda Scott ... Self
The Carroll Bros The Carroll Bros ... The Carroll Brothers
The Dovells ... Themselves
Lang Jeffries ... Ted Haver
Mari Blanchard ... Dulcie Corbin
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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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 the "Slow Twistin'" number, Dee Dee Sharp's lip-syncing does not match the lyrics she is supposed to be singing. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Morrison: My dear, what perfectly ravishing conception these Twist fashions! They're so young, so full of vitality.
Dulcie Corbin: That's the whole idea, Mrs. Morrison. They're meant to make a girl feel even girlier.
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Soundtracks

The Fly
Written by John Madara and David Alan White
Sung by Chubby Checker
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T.V. Exec Uses Mashed Potato to Stomp Out the Competition.
26 September 1999 | by Lang JrSee all my reviews

Ted Haver (Lang Jeffries) is a harried TV exec who must orchestrate an epic "Twist Spectacular" to beat the competing broadcast network. Lang recruits Chubby Checker and other "top talent" like the Linda Scott. He also discovers -- via a Peeping Tom session -- neighborhood "teen" Madge and her "brother" doing the wildest Twist steps, and he convinces her to be in the show ("I'll do it for the Orphans!") Lang's gal pal, Dulcey Corbin, gets jealous of Madge and uses her latest "Twist" fashions to stir up controversy. Film Highlight: Nightclub revelers demonstrate piety during Vic Dana's somber rendition of "Little Altar Boy".


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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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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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