Rock Around the Clock / Don't Knock the Rock (DVD)
A pairing of prime rock 'n' roll movies - Rock Around the Clock and Don t Knock the Rock (both 1956). Rock Around the Clock was shot quickly to capitalize on Bill Haley's success and the popularity of his recording, 'Rock Around the Clock', that debuted in the 1955 teen flick Blackboard Jungle. The film was one of the major box office successes of 1956, and paved the way for the many more rock 'n' roll musical films that followed. Features performances from Bill Haley & His Comets (Rock Around the Clock, See You Later Alligator and Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie), The Platters, Tony Martinez and His Band and Freddie Bell and His Bellboys. Don t Knock the Rock: In this loose sequel to Rock Around the Clock, rock-and-roller Arnie Haynes (Alan Dale) returns to his hometown as a hero to the teenagers. However, the mayor and other concerned adults have banned him from performing because they consider him and his music a negative influence on youth. But with the help of disc jockey Alan Freed and fellow artists, they hope to convince everyone that rock and roll is not as dangerous as the adult squares think. Features performances by Bill Haley & His Comets, The Treniers, Dave Appell and the Applejacks and - in the movie that introduced him to a mass audience, Little Richard.
Running Time: 159 minutes
Region: Region 2
Release Date: 20/05/2013
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