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Shake Rattle and Rock!
is a 1956 musical
The musical film is a film genre in which songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative, sometimes accompanied by dancing. The songs usually advance the plot or develop the film's characters, though in some cases they serve merely as breaks in the storyline, often as elaborate...
Comedy-drama is a genre of theatre, film and television programs which combines humorous and serious content.-Theatre:Traditional western theatre, beginning with the ancient Greeks, was divided into comedy and tragedy...
film directed by Edward L. Cahn for American International Pictures
American International Pictures was a film production company formed in April 1956 from American Releasing Corporation by James H. Nicholson, former Sales Manager of Realart Pictures, and Samuel Z. Arkoff, an entertainment lawyer...
- Touch Connors
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as Garry Nelson
- Lisa Gaye
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as June Fitzdingle
- Sterling Holloway
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as Albert "Axe" McAllister
- Douglass Dumbrille
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as Eustace Fentwick III
- Raymond Hatton
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as Horace Fitzdingle
- Margaret Dumont
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as Georgianna Fitzdingle
- Percy Helton
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as Hiram, the funeral director
- Paul Dubov as Bugsy Smith
- Eddie Kafafian as Nick
- Charles Evans as Bill Bentley
- Clarence Kolb
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as Judge McCombs
- Fats Domino
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- Tommy Charles as Himself
- Jimmy Pickford as Eddie
- Leon Tyler as Aloysius Pentigrouch
- Pat Gregory as Pat
- Rosie & Carlos as Teen dance contest winners
- Annitta Ray as Annita, singing slum teen
- Giovanna Fiorino as Helen
- Frank Jenks
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as Frank, TV program manager
- Joe Devlin as Squad Car Officer
- Pierre Watkin
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as Armstrong, editor
- Nancy Kilgas as Nancy
- Choker Campbell
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- Big Joe Turner
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- Fats Domino - "I'm in Love Again" (Written by Fats Domino as Antoine Domino)
- Fats Domino - "Honey Chile"
- Fats Domino - "Ain't That a Shame" (Written by Fats Domino and David Bartholomew
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- Joe Turner - "Feelin' Happy"
- Big Joe Turner - "Lipstick, Powder & Paint" (Written by Charles F. Calhoun)
- "Choker, The"
- "Rock, Rock, Rock"
- "Sweet Love on My Mind" (Written by Wayne Walker
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- "Rockin' on Saturday Night" (Written by George Matola and Johnny Lehmann)
Allmovie gave the film a rating of 2 stars. A review by DVD Holocaust criticized the actors "for the way they chew up the scenes!".