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Let's Rock (1958)

| Music | June 1958 (USA)
Singer's girlfriend helps him adjust to the new rock'n'roll music.

Director:

Harry Foster

Writer:

Hal Hackady
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julius LaRosa ... Tommy Adane
Phyllis Newman ... Kathy Abbott
Conrad Janis ... Charlie
Joy Harmon ... Pickup Girl (as Joy Harman)
Paul Anka ... Self
Danny and the Juniors Danny and the Juniors ... Themselves - Performers ('At The Hop')
Roy Hamilton Roy Hamilton ... Self
Wink Martindale ... Self
Della Reese ... Self
The Royal Teens The Royal Teens ... Themselves
Al DeNittis Al DeNittis ... Tyrones Saxophonist (as the Tyrones)
Tyrone DeNittis Tyrone DeNittis ... Self (as the Tyrones)
George Lesser George Lesser ... Tyrones Singer (as the Tyrones)
Paul Sherman Paul Sherman ... Self / MC
Harold Gary Harold Gary ... Shep Harris
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Singer's girlfriend helps him adjust to the new rock'n'roll music.

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Rockin'est Stars of All!

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Trivia

This was the only screen appearance of Danny and the Juniors, who performed "At The Hop", and The Royal Teens (with Bob Gaudio), who performed "Short Shorts". They were two big rock groups of the late 1950s. See more »

Goofs

The sax player and guitarist for The Royal Teens are close to, then farther apart from the lead singer between shots. See more »

Crazy Credits

A shot of a rocket launching into space is shown before the Columbia logo at the beginning of the movie. See more »

Soundtracks

Two Perfect Strangers
Music by Don Gohman
Lyrics by Hal Hackady
Performed by Julius LaRosa
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Lame story of acceptance of rock 'n' roll.
27 November 2000 | by michaelRokeefeSee all my reviews

This should be titled "Try to Rock" or "Where is the Rock?". Julius LaRosa is a ballad singer whose record sales are slumping due to his stubborn dislike of the new sound. His manager(Conrad Janis) and song writing girlfriend(Phyllis Newman) do their best to convince him to try singing rock 'n' roll.

The other performers are not great examples of the art form, because they too are not really rocking. Artists Paul Anka and Della Reese are pretty tame. DJ Wink Martindale comes across lame trying to swing out. Roy Hamilton's upbeat blues was marvelous. Danny & the Juniors and the Royal Teens are on target as a sign of the times.

Note: Sure, Elvis is in the Army, but rock 'n' roll did not dry up and disappear. This could have been a whole lot better.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A bailar tocan See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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