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Rock around the clock

Author: Bill HaleyTony MartínezFreddie BellAlan FreedJohnnie JohnstonAll authors
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2007]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A frustrated big-band promoter runs into rock-and-rollers Bill Haley and The Comets at a small-town dance. He quickly becomes their manager and, with the help of Alan Freed, hopes to bring the new sound to the entire country. But will a conniving booking agent, with a personal ax to grind with the manager, conspire to keep the band from making the big time?
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Genre/Form: Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Haley; Tony Martínez; Freddie Bell; Alan Freed; Johnnie Johnston; Alix Talton; Lisa Gaye; John Archer; Henry Slate; Earl Barton; Robert E Kent; James B Gordon; Sam Katzman; Fred F Sears; Comets (Musical group); Ernie Freeman Combo.; Platters (Musical group); Bellboys (Musical group); Clover Productions.; Columbia Pictures.; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 1424804973 9781424804979
OCLC Number: 82511264
Language Note: English language soundtrack; English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Thai and Japanese subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: Issued as a double feature boxed set with Don't knock the rock.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1956.
Performer(s): Bill Haley and The Comets, The Platters, Ernie Freeman Combo, Tony Martinez and his band, Freddie Bell and his Bellboys, Alan Freed, Johnny Johnston, Alix Talton, Lisa Gaye, John Archer, Henry Slate, Earl Barton.
Description: 1 videodisc (77 min.) : sound, black and white, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC Region 1, anamorphic widescreen, aspect ratio 1.85:1, Dolby digital.
Responsibility: a Columbia Pictures presents ; a Clover Production ; produced by Sam Katzman ; story and screenplay by Robert E. Kent and James B. Gordon ; directed by Fred F. Sears.

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A frustrated big-band promoter runs into rock-and-rollers Bill Haley and The Comets at a small-town dance. He quickly becomes their manager and, with the help of Alan Freed, hopes to bring the new sound to the entire country. But will a conniving booking agent, with a personal ax to grind with the manager, conspire to keep the band from making the big time?

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