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Wild Guitar (1962)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Music | December 1962 (USA)
A young Arch Hall, Jr. is given a shot at the big time by the unscrupulous owner of a small record company played by Arch Hall, Sr. (aka William Watters).

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Arch Hall Sr. (screenplay) (as Nicholas Merriwether), Bob Wehling (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Arch Hall Jr. ... Bud Eagle
Nancy Czar ... Vickie Wills
Arch Hall Sr. Arch Hall Sr. ... Mike McCauley (as William Watters)
Ray Dennis Steckler ... Steak (as Cash Flagg)
Marie Denn Marie Denn ... Marge
Robert Crumb Robert Crumb ... Don Proctor
Virginia Broderick Virginia Broderick ... Daisy
Al Scott Al Scott ... Tom
Lloyd Williams ... Kidnapper (as William Lloyd)
Jonathan Karle Jonathan Karle ... Kidnapper
Mike Treibor Mike Treibor ... Kidnapper
Paul Voorhees Paul Voorhees ... Hal Kenton (MC)
Rick Dennis Rick Dennis ... Stage Manager
Carol Flynn Carol Flynn ... Dancer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Denise Lynn Denise Lynn ... Nancy
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A young Arch Hall, Jr. is given a shot at the big time by the unscrupulous owner of a small record company played by Arch Hall, Sr. (aka William Watters). Written by Anonymous

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Record racket exposed! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1962 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$30,000 (estimated)
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

When Bud is outside of Dino's Lodge, he pulls out a comb and combs his hair. This is a reference to the television series 77 Sunset Strip (1958). In that show, Edd Byrnes played Kookie, a valet at Dino's Lodge who was constantly combing his hair. See more »

Goofs

Bud's guitar is larger than the case he's been carrying it in. See more »

Quotes

Steak: This is Daisy, she's gonna teach you how to swing.
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Likable time passer
16 April 2006 | by haildevilmanSee all my reviews

Your typical 'wannabe rock star finds fame, gets his ethics tested, but finds his heart too' story.

Arch Hall Jr. was very likable in the lead. Supposedly, he was a musician first and only made films because his father talked him into it. I think he's a retired cargo pilot in Colorado now.

Arch Hall Sr. 's role as the manager was basically a sleazier version of himself.

Steckler (aka Cash Flagg) as Steak was fun to watch too. Because he and Hall Jr. were supposed to fight in the end, and Hall Jr. was visibly larger, he played the Steak character as an evil sleaze too. This way no one felt sympathy for this little guy getting beat up by a big guy. R.D.S is a professional even if it's all low budget.

Nancy Czar looked great too. She was also the lone survivor of that plane crash that killed most of a figure skating team a few years before.

Classic 60's rock movie. It belongs in a time capsule.


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