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Rock around the Clock

  • Music
  • 1956
  • Fred F Sears
  • 74 mins
  • U

Summary

A big band promoter finds his career stalling as popular tastes change. When he runs into a rock ‘n' roll band, he is inspired to try and make them famous - but a booking agent with a personal grudge is determined to see him fail. Musical, starring Johnny Johnston, Alix Talton and Lisa Gaye, with Bill Haley and the Comets and DJ Alan Freed as themselves.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

In this low-budget feature, disc jockey Alan Freed discovers a rock band in a village in the faraway hills and promotes them in New York. And that would be that, except for the fact the band is Bill Haley and His Comets. This little film has gone down in history for the effect the group produced on teen audiences worldwide and on the music business. Boasting an abundance of hits, such as Haley's Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie and See You Later, Alligator, this rock-pop fest also features numerous other artists, including the Platters.

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Credits

Cast

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Bill HaleyBill Haley
Alan FreedAlan Freed
Steve HollisJohnny Johnston
CorinneAlix Talton
Lisa JohnsLisa Gaye
Mike DennisJohn Archer

Crew

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DirectorFred F Sears

Details

Theatrical distributor
Columbia Picture Corp. Ltd
Language
English
Formats
Black and white
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