Howlers of the Dock (1960) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • Follows the adventures of a group of friends, teddy boys and rock and roll chicks whose crazy, fun-loving habits inspire jiving from some of Rome's citizens, and bitter complants from others which inspire a group of corrupt officials determined to bring the group down.


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  • Fast-pasted, almost plot less musical-comedy showing the adventures of a band of friends, teddy boys, and rock n' roll chicks, whose crazy, fun-loving habits inspire jiving from some citizens and bitter complains from others.

    When a prominent jeans company owner feels that the kids bad reputation is adversely affecting the sales and public image of their product. Prevailing upon the youths to help, he engineers a series of promotional stunts to lighten the publics opinion of these good-hearted rock n roll naïf, and their lovely jeans. But an unscrupulous politician makes things difficult for the youngsters, but all turns out well.

    After helping a few women across the street and carrying an elderly man bodily up flights of stairs, but finds that their kind gesture futile for the old man states: "I live on the ground floor you knuckleheads!" The film ends with the solid Roman bourgeois dancing in the streets, seduced by the wonders of rock and roll music.

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