All Night Long
A musical version of Othello, a vehicle to feature the sounds of the many jazz artists appearing. You Tube
Play It Cool
Fury and The Tornadoes, Ray Brooks, Bernie Winters, Richard Wattis, Monty
Youth culture musical about the adventures of a pop group involved with a runaway heiress as they search through Soho trying to find her two-timing boyfriend. You Tube
Disneyland After Dark
William Beaudine, Hamilton Luske
Teenagers horse around on the Disneyland attractions in this promotional fun film made for television. You Tube
Of Loving John
Northern urban working-class culture melodrama when, after his girlfriend's pregnancy forces him to marry her, a young man must adjust to his new life and contend with a domineering mother-in-law. You Tube
One Man's Challenge
John Danglius, Roger Christian, Johnny Crawford, Gene Weed
West coast culture film about the teen surf explosion in the Los Angeles area. Essentially it can be described as a step by step instructional film on how to form a teenage surf club. Artists featured are The Genteels, The Beach Boys, The Raindrops and The Surfaris.
Lonely Boy (Paul Anka '62)
Wolf Koenig, Roman Kroitor
Paul Anka, Jules Podell
A documentary biographical film that chronicles the career to date of teen singing star Paul Anka, who stars as himself. The film won a Canadian Film Award as top film of the year and was nominated at the BAFTA Awards for best short film (27 minutes).
Band Of Thieves
Acker Bilk, Carol Deene,
Maudie Edwards, Peter Haigh, Charmian Innes, Eleanor McCready
Music-based crime story in which Acker Bilk and his jazz band are released from jail, achieve fame and eventual re-imprisonment. You Tube
Don't Knock The
Checker, Gene Chandler, Vic Dana, Linda Scott, The Dovells: Len Barry
Twist craze vehicle. A TV executive puts together a 'Twist Spectacular' to beat rivals but during the production stages, jealousies lead to problems - and a lot of dancing. You Tube
State Fair José Ferrer
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Pat Boone, Bobby Darin, Pamela Tiffin, Ann-Margret, Tom Ewell, Alice Faye, Wally Cox
David Brandon, Clem Harvey, Robert Foulk, Linda Heinrich, Tap Canutt
and an uncredited appearance by a young MeatLoaf as a boy in the stands.
The film is a remake of the 1933 / 1945 films of the same name. Billed as a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, Rodgers wrote both music and lyrics for this version as Hammerstein had died. The Frakes head for the Iowa State Fair where the parents are trying to win competitions for livestock and cooking while their two offspring pursue love interests. You Tube
The Main Attraction
Eddie is fired from an Italian cafe for hanging about with some trouble makers. He meets Gina who is a ventriloquist in a visiting circus and helps her out with her act as they become lovers. All is well until Eddie starts to fall in love with another circus girl. You Tube
Some People Clive
World's Greatest Sinner Timothy
Timothy Carey, Gil Barreto, Betty Rowland, James Farley, Gail Griffin, Tyde Rule
Gene Koziol, Dayna Madison, Gitta Maynard, Titus Moede, Betty Sturm, Marty Prisco
Grace De Carolis, Carolina Samario, George F. Carey, Duana Dedda, Doris Carey
Great soundtrack score by Frank Zappa. An insurance salesman quits his job to go into politics. He ends up forming his own religion-based political party, 'The Eternal Man' party, and gains a lot of followers but then starts having doubts about the eternalness of man.
The Wild Westerners Oscar Rudolph
James Philbrook, Nancy Kovack, Duane Eddy Duane Eddy, Guy Mitchell, Hugh Sanders
Elizabeth MacRae, Marshall Reed, Nestor Paiva, Harry Lauter, Bob Steele, Lisa Burkett
Terry Frost, Hans Wedemeyer, Don C. Harvey, Elizabeth Harrower
A sheriff and his men are using their badges to rob gold shipments. Not knowing this, Marshal McDowell heads out alone to face the gang with a load of gunpowder and a few trusted Deputies. Duane Eddy co-stars and also provides the title theme.
Dance Craze Bill Rebane
Jack Lieb Productions / Independent Artists
Sig Sakowicz, Sandra Keto, Frank DeSanti, Ral Donner, Jim Featherstone, Lee Taylor
Some sources state this short film as a 1964 production.
Short (15 minutes) Twist dance craze vehicle. Arguably, this and 'Twist Craze' may be two different cuts of the same original footage. There are certainly similarities in the title sequences.
Jack Lieb Productions / Independent Artists
Jim Lounsbury, Tobin Matthews and The All Stars, Joe Cavalier, The Parisian Twisters
The Manhattan Twisters, The Windy City Twisters
Short (8 minute) film about a Twist demonstration in 1962 at a Chicago theatre. Arguably, this and 'Dance Craze' may be two different cuts of the same original footage. You Tube
Two Tickets To Paris Greg Garrison
Columbia Pictures Corporation / Harry Romm Productions
Joey Dee, Gary Crosby, Kay Medford, Jeri Lynn Frazer, Lisa James, Charles Nelson Reilly
Richard Dickens, Nina Paige, Sal Lombardo, Jeri Archer, Michele Moinot, Jay Burton
Sigrid Valdis, The Starliters: Dave Brigati, Willie Davis, Carlton Lattimore, Don Martin
A young couple take a cruise to Paris to get married, with the strict Aggie as a chaperone. However, their romance runs into trouble when a French dancer called Coco tries to use Joey to make her own straying boyfriend jealous. You Tube
Wild Guitar Ray Dennis Steckler
Fairway International Pictures
Arch Hall Jr., Nancy Czar, Arch Hall Sr., Tony Flynn, Mike Kannon, Marie Denn
Robert Crumb, Virginia Broderick, Al Scott, Lloyd Williams, Jonathan Karle, Mike Treibor
Paul Voorhees, Rick Dennis, Carol Flynn, Raeme Patterson, Danny Silvers, Carolyn Brandt
Ray Dennis Steckler.
A young Arch Hall Jr. is apparently given a chance to hit the big time by the unscrupulous owner of a small record company played by Arch Hall Sr. (billed as William Watters). Trouble ensues but junior finally gets what he has been promised. You Tube
The Painted Smile (Murder Can Be Deadly) Lance Comfort
Blakeley's Films (M/C) Ltd / Colorama Features / Mancunian Film
Liz Fraser, Kenneth Griffith, Peter Reynolds, Tony Wickert, Craig Douglas, Nanette Newman
Ray Smith, David Hemmings, Mia Karam, Gerald Sim, Harold Berens, Grazina Frame
Richard McNeff, Rosemary Chalmers
A British drama thriller, with music thrown in for good measure, where a student comes under suspicion of murder when he discovers a dead body.
Ten Girls Ago Harold Daniels
Babette Bain, Larry Benson, Jennifer Billingsley, Buster Keaton, Bert Lahr, Dion DiMucci
Eddie Foy Jr., Anne Gable, Jan Miner
Television movie - a satirical musical comedy on the industry telling of the decline in popularity of an ageing comic - eclipsed by a star dog on a rival network - and his eventual comeback. You Tube
Trouble (Swingin' Along) Charles Barton
Twentieth Century Fox
Tommy Noonan, Peter Marshall, Barbara Eden, Connie Gilchrist, Ray Charles, Roger Williams, Bobby Vee.
This story of an aspiring songwriter is not even saved by the music (except Charles rendition of What'd I Say). Several familiar faces throughout. Originally issued in 1961 as 'Swingin' Along'. An amateur tunesmith (Tommy Noonan) and a con man (Pete Marshall) pool their resources in order to win first prize in a songwriting contest.
Bruce Brown Films
Bruce Brown - narrator
Bruce Brown's fifth and last surfing documentary film before 'The Endless Summer', consisting of highlights from the four previous films: 'Slippery When Wet', 'Surf Crazy', 'Barefoot Adventure' and 'Surfing Hollow Days'.
It's Trad Dad (Ring-A-Ding
Helen Shapiro, Craig Douglas,
Gene Vincent, Del Shannon, John Leyton, Chubby Checker
Talent-laden youth culture musical in which Helen and Craig try to organise a music show for their town. You Tube
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