5.1/10
225
8 user 3 critic

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)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

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
Stars: Chubby Checker, Dion DiMucci, Vicki Spencer
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

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 »

Director: Will Price
Stars: Alan Freed and his Rock 'n Roll Band, Fran Manfred, Tuesday Weld
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A theatrical producer puts aside his own success to boost the career of a talented singer.

Directors: William L. Nolte, Ralph Cooper
Stars: Ralph Cooper, Lena Horne, Laurence Criner
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A womanizing reporter for a sleazy tabloid magazine impersonates his hen-pecked neighbor in order to get an expose on renowned psychologist Helen Gurley Brown.

Director: Richard Quine
Stars: Lauren Bacall, Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood
Comedy | Music | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After one member of their group is murdered, the performers at a burlesque house must work together to find out who the killer is before they strike again.

Director: William A. Wellman
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Michael O'Shea, J. Edward Bromberg
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In Paris, a Polish gigolo marries a rich Jewish doctor and stands to inherit her estate when she is deported to Dachau by the Nazis.

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Maximilian Schell, Samantha Eggar, Ingrid Thulin
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Four very different college girls drive to Fort Lauderdale, Florida for spring break and seek out various adventures and romance for themselves.

Director: Henry Levin
Stars: Dolores Hart, George Hamilton, Yvette Mimieux
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A disc jockey tries to prove to teenagers' parents that rock 'n' roll is harmless and won't turn their kids into juvenile delinquents.

Director: Fred F. Sears
Stars: Bill Haley and the Comets, Alan Dale, Alan Freed
Edit

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
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
Edit

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Musical

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 1962 (Venezuela) See more »

Also Known As:

Let's Twist Again See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

The FCC does not force the cancellation of television programs. If enough people complain about a program after it has aired, it may levy fines against a broadcast outlet or take the license of a television station. See more »

Quotes

Chubby Checker: This Twist stuff is a blast right now, Ted. You know that. All the good, good acts are booked!
See more »

Connections

Featured in Twist (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Salome Twist
Written by Robert E. Kent and Fred Karger
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed