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ROCK, ROCK, ROCK!
April 26, 2016  | By David Bianculli

TCM, 8:00 p.m. ET

 

Deejay Alan Freed assembled lots of seminal rock ’n’ roll acts into touring shows, and also placed them in a series of 1950s movies. This 1956 film is the third of five such ventures – and though The Ventures aren’t on the bill, lots of other great early rock acts are, including Chuck Berry, La Vern Baker, The Moonglows, The Flamingos, and Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers. Connie Francis is heard, too, but not seen – she provides the singing voice of the character played by Tuesday Weld, the star of this frothy little concoction. And Freed stars too, providing his own voice.

 
 
 
 
 
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