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Rockabilly Baby (1957)

Approved | | Music, Romance | 30 October 1957 (USA)
The mysterious Mrs. Eleanor Carter moves to Springfield with her two teen-age children Jimmy and Cathy. Eleanor makes friends with the town's social leader, Mrs. Wellington, who supports ... See full summary »


William F. Claxton


William Driskill (screenplay), William George (screenplay) (as Will George)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Virginia Field ... Eleanor Carter aka Dixie West
Douglas Kennedy ... Tom Griffith
Les Brown Les Brown ... Les Brown (as Les Brown and His Band of Reknown)
Judy Busch Judy Busch ... Cathy Carter
Marlene Willis ... Linda Bennett
Gary Vinson ... Jimmy Carter
Irene Ryan ... Eunice Johnson
Ellen Corby ... Mrs. Wellington
Lewis Martin Lewis Martin ... Mayor Howard Hoffman
Norman Leavitt ... Fred Rogers
Gene Roth ... Harry Johnson
June Jocelyn June Jocelyn ... Mrs. Kay Rogers
Mary Benoit ... Mrs. Hoffman
Hazel Shermet Hazel Shermet ... Mrs. Hill
Renny McEvoy ... Charles Leonard


The mysterious Mrs. Eleanor Carter moves to Springfield with her two teen-age children Jimmy and Cathy. Eleanor makes friends with the town's social leader, Mrs. Wellington, who supports her idea for a town youth center, and she is aided by Tom Griffith, the high school principal. At the town's annual picnic, to which Eleanor has bought a band (Les Brown and His Band of Reknown), the town busy-body, Eunice, reveals what she had learned from Eleanor's past. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A JUMPING JAMBOREE OF TEENAGE FUN! (original print ad - all caps) See more »


Music | Romance


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Release Date:

30 October 1957 (USA) See more »

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Regal Films See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


A "Los Angeles Times" newspaper ad from October 1957 shows that 20th Century-Fox widely distributed this film on a double bill with Young and Dangerous (1957). See more »


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Harmless, Innocuous...and Rather Boring Too
18 September 2005 | by mrb1980See all my reviews

This teenage opus of a mom (Virginia Field) and her two high schoolers moving to a new town isn't very involving. The plot (what there is) meanders from Field's relationship with Douglas Kennedy, to the kids' adventures in high school, to the local gossip over the skeleton in Field's closet (which itself is pretty bland). Interesting slice-of-life regarding small-town high school life (completely different now) takes back seat to Field's supposedly dark secret. Even the final scene in which everything is resolved isn't too interesting; worth watching for a pre-Granny Irene Ryan and a few (sort of) decent songs.

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