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Thursday, March 24, 2016


After a really shitty day at work, this is the kind of movie I like to put on.

Bill Haley and The Comets star in this classic 1950's rock n' roll film as a band in a very small town that is discovered by a band manager who likes the sound and how the kids dance to it.

The manager, Steve Hollis, played by Johnny Johnston falls for a young woman named Lisa Johns who happen to dance with the rock band. He promises her and the band will make it big, but runs into trouble when a former flame and business rival Corinne Talbot blackballs the band because of Steve and her wanting him to marry her.

Steve goes to his friend Alan Freed and with his help the band breaks into the bigtime.

As you can tell the plot is very simple and straight forward, but who cares, it's the music that counts. Haley and the Comets do classics such as "See You Later Alligator" "Rock Around The Clock", Freddy Bell and The Bellboys and Tony Martinez also appear.

The Platters sing "Only You" and "The Great Pretender" which are two of the greatest songs ever made. The rest of the cast includes Alix Talton as Corinne, John Archer, Alan Freed as himself, of course and Lisa Gaye as Lisa Johns. I have reviewed this before, but it has been many years and I may have said the same thing in that review, but I will say it again. Lisa Gaye is absolutely one of the most beautiful women to EVER grace the silver screen. Every time she is on camera the entire movie changes.

This is the kind of movie that just puts a different mood on me and has me going back to a much, much simpler time an it is very relaxing. If you like 50's rock, this is the film for you.

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