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Rock around the Clock

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

Summary

Musical starring Bill Haley and His Comets. When small-time promoter Steve Hollis comes across a band playing a dynamic, new type of music, he becomes their manager and sets out to bring rock 'n' roll to the masses.

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Review

A star rating of 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
Released on
1956-08-27
Languages
English
Formats
Black and white
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