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Rock Around the Clock (1956)

Not Rated
77 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

Orchestra manager Steve Hollis realizes that big-band music is dead. People want something new, but what? On their way to New York, Steve and his companion Corny, stop at a motel in a small place called Strawberry Springs. It's Saturday ...See moreOrchestra manager Steve Hollis realizes that big-band music is dead. People want something new, but what? On their way to New York, Steve and his companion Corny, stop at a motel in a small place called Strawberry Springs. It's Saturday evening, and a huge number of young people are going to the Town Hall to listen to a local band called Bill Haley and His Comets, playing a new kind of music called rock'n'roll. It is accompanied by a new way of dancing, led by the siblings Lisa and Jimmy Johns. Steve immediately recognizes that this could be what all America is waiting for. He convinces the band and the dancers to let him organize their nationwide breakthrough, and goes to New York to arrange bookings with the top agent Corinne Talbot. Corinne has for a long time tried to get Steve to marry her, but in vain. She now realizes that Steve is in love with the young dancer Lisa Johns, which makes her change her strategy. Corinne tries to stop the rock'n'roll group everywhere, but despite all her efforts they soon are a big success all over the country. And Lisa is smarter than Corinne. Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson1@comhem.se} See less
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Writers
Robert E. Kent (story and screenplay) | James B. Gordon (story and screenplay)
Producer
Cinematographer
Benjamin H. Kline (as Benj. H. Kline)
Editors
Saul A. Goodkind (as Saul A.Goodkind) | Jack Ogilvie (as Jack W. Ogilvie)
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Release date
Mar 21, 1956 (United States)

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57 cast members
Name STARmeter Known for
Bill Haley and the Comets
Bill Haley and His Comets Bill Haley and His Comets   See fewer
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The Platters
The Platters The Platters   See fewer
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Ernie Freeman Combo
Ernie Freeman Combo Ernie Freeman Combo   See fewer
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Tony Martinez and His Band
Tony Martinez and his Band Tony Martinez and his Band   See fewer
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Freddie Bell and the Bellboys
Freddie Bell and the Bellboys (as Freddie Bell and His Bellboys) Freddie Bell and the Bellboys (as Freddie Bell and His Bellboys)   See fewer
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Alan Freed
Alan Freed Alan Freed   See fewer
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Johnny Johnston
Steve Hollis Steve Hollis   See fewer
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Alix Talton
Corinne Talbot Corinne Talbot   See fewer
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Lisa Gaye
Lisa Johns Lisa Johns   See fewer
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John Archer
Mike Dodd Mike Dodd   See fewer
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Henry Slate
Corny LaSalle Corny LaSalle   See fewer
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Earl Barton
Jimmy Johns Jimmy Johns   See fewer
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Lenny Smith
Dancer Dancer   See fewer
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Robert Banas
Dancer (uncredited) Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Franny Beecher
Himself - Comets Guitarist (uncredited) Himself - Comets Guitarist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Freddie Bell
Freddie Bell (uncredited) Freddie Bell (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lynette Bernay
Girl at Strawberry Springs Dance (uncredited) Girl at Strawberry Springs Dance (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gilbert Brady
Dancer (uncredited) Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nikki Faustino Brady
Dancer (uncredited) Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frankie Brent
Himself - Member, Freddie Bell and the Bellboys (uncredited) Himself - Member, Freddie Bell and the Bellboys (uncredited)   See fewer
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Steve Carruthers
Club Patron (uncredited) Club Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Russ Conti
Himself - Member, Freddie Bell and the Bellboys (uncredited) Himself - Member, Freddie Bell and the Bellboys (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marie Dixon
Young Woman in Audience (uncredited) Young Woman in Audience (uncredited)   See fewer
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Johnny Duncan
Prom Dancer (uncredited) Prom Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Elaine DuPont
Dancer (uncredited) Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Johnny Grande
Himself - Comets Pianist (uncredited) Himself - Comets Pianist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill Haley
Bill Haley (uncredited) Bill Haley (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jean Harvey
Miss Mullen - Chaperone (uncredited) Miss Mullen - Chaperone (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Jones
Himself - Comets Drummer (uncredited) Himself - Comets Drummer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Kane
Himself - Member, Freddie Bell and the Bellboys (uncredited) Himself - Member, Freddie Bell and the Bellboys (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chick Keeney
Himself - Member, Freddie Bell and the Bellboys (uncredited) Himself - Member, Freddie Bell and the Bellboys (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Lanza
Dancer (uncredited) Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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David Lynch
Himself - Member, The Platters (uncredited) Himself - Member, The Platters (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ernie Maresca
Ernie (uncredited) Ernie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Mark
Mr. Gilflavin - Chaperone (uncredited) Mr. Gilflavin - Chaperone (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tony Martinez
Tony Martinez (uncredited) Tony Martinez (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jerry Mayo
Himself - Member, Freddie Bell and the Bellboys (uncredited) Himself - Member, Freddie Bell and the Bellboys (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sol Murgi
Technician (uncredited) Technician (uncredited)   See fewer
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Monty O'Grady
Club Patron (uncredited) Club Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Palma
Waiter (uncredited) Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Peterson
Dancer at Town Hall (uncredited) Dancer at Town Hall (uncredited)   See fewer
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Murray Pollack
Club Patron (uncredited) Club Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rudy Pompilli
Himself - Comets Saxophonist (uncredited) Himself - Comets Saxophonist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Herb Reed
Himself - Member, The Platters (uncredited) Himself - Member, The Platters (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Rex
Himself - Comets Bassist (uncredited) Himself - Comets Bassist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Robi
Himself - Member, The Platters (uncredited) Himself - Member, The Platters (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jeffrey Sayre
Club Patron (uncredited) Club Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bernard Sell
Club Patron (uncredited) Club Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Sherlock
Technician (uncredited) Technician (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lou Southern
Boy at Strawberry Springs Dance (uncredited) Boy at Strawberry Springs Dance (uncredited)   See fewer
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Zola Taylor
Herself - Member, The Platters (uncredited) Herself - Member, The Platters (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Tyler
Motel Operator (uncredited) Motel Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Martha Wentworth
Miss Dunlap - Chaperone (uncredited) Miss Dunlap - Chaperone (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tony Williams
Himself - Lead Singer, The Platters (uncredited) Himself - Lead Singer, The Platters (uncredited)   See fewer
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Billy Williamson
Himself - Comets Steel Guitar Player (uncredited) Himself - Comets Steel Guitar Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.2 / 10 | 954 votes