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Cha-Cha-Cha Boom! (1956)

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78 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

In this fictional film in which performers using their own name do fictional things with fictional people there is no one playing 'Self', but there is a record-company talent scout, Bill Haven, who is ordered by his boss, Teasdale, to ...See moreIn this fictional film in which performers using their own name do fictional things with fictional people there is no one playing 'Self', but there is a record-company talent scout, Bill Haven, who is ordered by his boss, Teasdale, to deliver some new talent or lose his job, and since no talent that has talent wants to work for Teasdale, Bill has tough sledding. Bill's fiancée, Debbie Farmer, employed by another record company, tries to get Bill to join her department but macho-man Bill doesn't want to work with a woman boss, even if she is sweet on him. He decides to form his own record company and thinks that, first he should find some new talent and new kind of music, so his company will have something and somebody to record. He and his buddy, Pablo, go down to Cuba, just ahead of Castro's troops, and he discovers the dance team of Sylvia Lewis and Dante De Paul (their dancing should sell a lot of records if somebody ever invents DVDs), and their music is supplied by Perez Prado and his Cha-Cha-Cha Orchestra. Now, Bill has the talent that will sell millions of records for his new company but he has no money to build a company. What's a guy to do? Nothing, if he has a fiancée who will quit her job and raise the money for him. Written by Les Adams See less
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Writer
Robert E. Kent (story) (as James B. Gordon) (screenplay) (as James B. Gordon)
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Cinematographer
Benjamin H. Kline (as Benjamin Kline)
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Updated Oct 2, 1956

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Oct 2, 1956 (United States)

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29 cast members
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Dámaso Pérez Prado
Perez Prado Perez Prado   See fewer
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Perez Prado Orchestra
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Mary Kaye
Mary Kaye Mary Kaye   See fewer
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Frank Ross
Frank Ross - Trio Member Frank Ross - Trio Member   See fewer
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Norman Kaye
Norman Kaye - Trio Member Norman Kaye - Trio Member   See fewer
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Helen Grayco
Helen Grayco Helen Grayco   See fewer
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Luis Arcaraz
Luis Arcaraz Luis Arcaraz   See fewer
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Luis Arcaraz Orchestra
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Lucerito Barcenas
Lucerito Barcenas Lucerito Barcenas   See fewer
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Manny Lopez
Manny Lopez Manny Lopez   See fewer
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Manny Lopez Orchestra
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Stephen Dunne
Bill Haven Bill Haven   See fewer
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Alix Talton
Debbie Farmer Debbie Farmer   See fewer
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Sylvia Lewis
Nita Munay Nita Munay   See fewer
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Dante DiPaolo
Elvarez (as Dante De Paulo) Elvarez (as Dante De Paulo)   See fewer
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Jose Gonzales-Gonzales
Pedro Fernandez Pedro Fernandez   See fewer
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Charles Evans
George Evans George Evans   See fewer
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Howard Wright
Harry Teasdale Harry Teasdale   See fewer
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Edgar Dearing
Investor Charlie (uncredited) Investor Charlie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Luigi Faccuito
Dancer (uncredited) Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Franklyn Farnum
Board of Directors (uncredited) Board of Directors (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Fenton
Head of Board of Directors (uncredited) Head of Board of Directors (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Fox
Frank (uncredited) Frank (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Harris
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Joe Lanza
Dancer (uncredited) Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ruben Rodriguez
Timbale player (uncredited) Timbale player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Benny Rubin
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Pierre Watkin
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5 / 10 | 36 votes