Don't Knock the Twist (1962)

Genres - Musical  |   Sub-Genres - Rock Musical  |   Release Date - Apr 13, 1962 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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One of an outcropping of "twist" dance craze movies to pop up like mushrooms after a rain, this standard musical drama by director Oscar Rudolph is actually a sequel to producer Sam Katzman's earlier success, Twist around the Clock. The plot on which the many twist dances hinge is the preparation for a TV variety show on the twist. While the special is still in the production stages, jealousies lead to problems -- and a lot of dancing. Performers featured as themselves include Chubby Checker, Vic Dana, Linda Scott, The Dovells, and the Carroll Brothers -- all popular in the early '60s.

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music, assistance, behind-the-scenes, camp, competition, dance [art], executive, help, musical [play], network, orphan, producer [showbiz], show, songwriter, Summer, summer-camp, television, aristocracy, man