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Rock, Rock, Rock!
Rock Rock Rock
Actors: Alan Freed, Fran Manfred, Tuesday Weld, Teddy Randazzo, Jacqueline Kerr
Director: Will Price
Genres: Drama, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2003     1hr 25min

"Rock, Rock, Rock!" Made in 1956, this small-scale look at the then new phenomenon of Rock & Roll takes a page from the books of many of the big scale musicals made by Hollywood studios. Like them, the musical performances...  more »


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Actors: Alan Freed, Fran Manfred, Tuesday Weld, Teddy Randazzo, Jacqueline Kerr
Director: Will Price
Creators: Morris Hartzband, Blandine Hafela, Robert Broekman, Max Rosenberg, Milton Subotsky, Phyllis Coe
Genres: Drama, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Drama, Musicals
Format: DVD - Black and White,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 06/24/2003
Original Release Date: 01/01/1957
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1957
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 25min
Screens: Black and White,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 8
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

A blast!
Nikki | NY | 04/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The reviewers who hate this are scrooges. One negative reviewer even claims Chuck Berry was a "doo flop" performer! Some people just don't get it. I had a great time watching this movie and I grew up in the 90's. It's a good cheesy time with some great songs. The cheesy moments are fun, Alan Freed is awesome, the music rocks!"
Ignore the plot, listen to the music!
Mr. S. Harvey | 07/01/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Finally released on DVD this is a great opportunity to view some of the early stars of Rock'n'Roll. The plot is pure hokum and must've taken at least five minutes to write but this film is worth buying just to catch Chuck Berry, The Johnny Burnette Trio, Frankie Lymon etc. miming their hits of the day.
The transfer to DVD is good, picture quality is excellent, the sound is just OK, it was a low-budget exploitation movie so Hi-Fi quality was probably not top of the agenda. One annoying feature is a 'pop-up' logo at the bottom of the screen during one of the songs. The extras, well the one extra, in the way of an Alan Freed Bio is interesting and adds some value to this release. Well done to Passport Productions, now how about a DVD release for the other low-budget Rock'n'Roll films from the '50's?"
The story stinks but the music ROCKS!
Andre M. | Mt. Pleasant, SC United States | 04/28/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Okay, I saw this on a Saturday afternoon when I was about 8 on television and later on "Night Flight" (of blessed memory). Anyone who has seen this knows how bad the acting and how cornball the story was. Actually, that's part of the appeal. But the MUSIC! That's where the fun begins! Chuck Berry, Frankie Lymon, LaVern Baker (of "Jim Dandy") fame, original doo-woppers the Moonglows (a few years before Marvin Gaye joined), etc. Alan Freed's band isn't half bad either.Now the goofy acting and dumb story provides lots of unintended laughs. Especially when Teddy Randazzo and his buddies try to rock with outrageously bad singing and dancing that makes Al Gore look like James Brown! What a hoot! Get it, program it to the good stuff, and enjoy."
Andre M. | 06/27/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Hi everybody, my name is Gert 34 years old living in New Jersey. First of all I want to thank the publisher responsible for bringing this masterpiece on the market, THANKS!! Do not expect too much about the plot in this movie or acting skills, but to see the clips in it, that is awesome. I am a big oldies and doowop fan and started to get bored by seeing always the same names on greatest-hits-kinda-like video clips. I know that there so many clips available from the fifties, of artists other then Fats Domino or Elvis, no offence because I like them too. But I know that there are many people out there (all ages) that are dying to see more rock and roll movies of the fifties and early sixties come out. I hope that it will not stop with this movie alone... But American Anthems like "Go Johnny GO" or "The big beat" and more should be available too on the market on DVD if possible.
Now back to the movie Rock Rock Rock. The quality is awesome and if you want to skip the storyboard of the movie and hit the music...? No problem just select the Chapters and select any song you want to hear. And as a big bonus you will find a documentary about Alan Freed, one of the first Rock And Roll DJ's who lived and died for the Big Beat. In other words, if you are into doo wop, Rockabilly, Jive, Rock and Roll then... THIS MOVIE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!..."