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Teenage Millionaire (1961)

Approved | | Comedy , Musical | August 1961 (USA)
A teenager whose father is a millionaire radio station owner secretly records a song and plays it on one of his father's stations. It becomes a hit. Then he falls in love with a girl who ... See full summary »


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Lawrence Doheny (as Lawrence F. Doheny), Harry Spalding (as H. B. Cross)


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Cast overview:
Jimmy Clanton ... Bobby Schultz aka Chalmers
Rocky Graziano ... Rocky aka Edward
Zasu Pitts ... Aunt Theodora
Diane Jergens ... Barbara 'Bambi' Price
Joan Tabor Joan Tabor ... Adrienne
Sid Gould Sid Gould ... Sheldon Vale
Maurice Gosfield Maurice Gosfield ... Ernie
Eileen O'Neill ... Desidieria
Jackie Wilson Jackie Wilson ... Jackie Wilson - Performer
Chubby Checker ... Chubby Checker - Performer
Dion DiMucci ... Dion - Performer (as Dion)
Bill Black's Combo Bill Black's Combo ... Bill Black's Combo - Performers
Marv Johnson Marv Johnson ... Marv Johnson - Performer
Vicki Spencer Vicki Spencer ... Vicki Spencer - Performer
Larrs Jackson Larrs Jackson ... Jack Larson - Performer (as Jack Larson)


A teenager whose father is a millionaire radio station owner secretly records a song and plays it on one of his father's stations. It becomes a hit. Then he falls in love with a girl who works at a local radio station who doesn't know who he is. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Comedy | Musical


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August 1961 (USA) See more »

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Millonario adolescente See more »

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Black and White (with tinted sequences)
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Let's Twist Again
Written by Kal Mann & Dave Appell
Performed by Chubby Checker
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If you like oldies R&R music, you'll like it
3 August 2004 | by sportsfanatic-1See all my reviews

I really enjoyed the movie because I love oldies. There's even a couples singers that never made it big that had some great songs. The movie itself is just average - kinda harmless amusing story. But I really enjoyed hearing all those old songs. Who knew Jimmy Olsen of Superman fame (Jack Larsen) had such a great voice? There's a gal named Vickie Spencer who sings two songs beautifully, why was she never a star? Marv Johnson, co-creator of the Motown sound with Berry Gordy Jr., has a wonderful voice - makes you wonder why he didn't have more hits. You get to hear songs from Jackie Wilson, Dion and Chubby Checker that never made the charts but were really good songs anyway. And Checker does his famous Twist song. And you don't get to just hear these songs, you get to watch the singers perform them. It was great seeing the famous Zasu Pitts, I heard so much about her. It's too bad the movie wasn't made about a year later and Clanton's "Venus in Blue Jeans" could have been the featured song in the movie. One ironic thing, the featured song in the movie "Green Light" by Clanton isn't very good. But overall, if you love oldies music, you'll like this movie.

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