Twist Around the Clock (1961)

Genres - Dance, Musical  |   Sub-Genres - Rock Musical  |   Release Date - Dec 30, 1961 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 86 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Unlike some of the "twist" movies that hit the theaters in the early '60s when the dance craze flourished, Twist around the Clock has something resembling a plot. Mitch Mason is an out-of-work promoter who sees people doing the "twist" in a regional backwater -- and immediately understands that the dance could be a real hit. His problem lies in getting anyone to believe him, and making money in the process. It turns out that the daughter of the head of a major agency could be his ticket to fame and fortune but he ignores her interest in him, at least for awhile. In the end, this teen-oriented tale is best remembered for two of Dion's hit songs, Runaround Sue and The Wanderer. Other vocals are supplied by Chubby Checker, The Marcels, and Vicki Spencer.

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music, agent [representative], band [music group], behind-the-scenes, booking, contract, dance [art], daughter, manager, party, rock-music, society, stars [celebrities], television, youth, book, rock, songwriter