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Mister Rock and Roll (1957)

Not Rated | | Drama, Musical | 25 April 1958 (Finland)
The saga of how Alan Freed discovered rock and roll. The new musical sounds are traced back to their roots in jazz, blues and gospel. Appearances by Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Clyde McPhatter, Frankie Lymon, Lionel Hampton.

Director:

Charles S. Dubin (as Charles Dubin)

Writer:

James Blumgarten (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Freed Alan Freed ... Himself
Teddy Randazzo ... Himself
Lois O'Brien Lois O'Brien ... Carole Hendricks
Rocky Graziano ... Himself
Jay Barney Jay Barney ... Joe Prentiss
Al Fisher Al Fisher ... Al
Lou Marks Lou Marks ... Lou
Leo Wirtz Leo Wirtz ... Earl George
Ralph Stantley Ralph Stantley ... Station Representative
Lionel Hampton ... Himself
Ferlin Husky Ferlin Husky ... Himself
Frankie Lymon Frankie Lymon ... Himself
Little Richard ... Himself
Brook Benton Brook Benton ... Himself
Chuck Berry ... Himself
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The saga of how Alan Freed discovered rock and roll. The new musical sounds are traced back to their roots in jazz, blues and gospel. Appearances by Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Clyde McPhatter, Frankie Lymon, Lionel Hampton.

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The big story of the musical sensation that's swept the world... told by the King of Rock 'N' Roll himself!

Genres:

Drama | Musical

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1958 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Herra Rock and Roll See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Aurora Productions LLC See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)
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Trivia

In 1957, Paramount Pictures distributed this film on a double bill with Stowaway Girl (1957). (Stowaway Girl (1957) was distributed under the title "Stowaway Girl".) See more »

Connections

Featured in Rock 'n' Roll America: Sweet Little Sixteen (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Baby Doll
Written and sung by Chuck Berry
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Mister Rock and Roll
4 January 2007 | by Septemberguy920See all my reviews

My cousin has fond memories of seeing Mister Rock and Roll because after the movie there was a stage show. Alan Freed's show featured Jackie Wilson and Joanne Campbell. He can't recall who appeared on the show aside from the performers listed here and has tried looking everywhere. The place for this event was the Loew's Paradise theater in the Bronx. Is there anyone out there who lived in the Bronx during that period who remembers this show and the artists who performed that night? The movie opened October 1957 so I am guessing October or perhaps November. My cousin said there were other shows held at the Paradise Theater but it was this particular one that he attended.


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