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Hootenanny Hoot (1963)

The marriage of television director Ted Glover and television producer A.G. Bannister has gone on the rocks because she has permitted her career to take precedence over romance. The horror ... See full summary »

Director:

Gene Nelson

Writer:

Robert E. Kent (as James B. Gordon)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Breck ... Ted Grover
Ruta Lee ... A.G. Bannister
Joby Baker ... Steve Laughlin
Pamela Austin ... Billie-Jo Henley (as Pam Austin)
Bobo Lewis Bobo Lewis ... Claudia Hoffer
Lauren Gilbert Lauren Gilbert ... Howard Stanton (as Loren Gilbert)
Nick Novarro Nick Novarro ... Jed Morse
Vikki Dougan ... Vikki
The Brothers Four The Brothers Four ... Themselves
Sheb Wooley ... Himself
Johnny Cash ... Himself
The Gateway Trio The Gateway Trio ... Themselves
Judy Henske ... Herself
George Hamilton IV George Hamilton IV ... Himself
Joe Gilbert Joe Gilbert ... Himself (as Joe and Eddie)
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Storyline

The marriage of television director Ted Glover and television producer A.G. Bannister has gone on the rocks because she has permitted her career to take precedence over romance. The horror of it all! Complications also arise because of a romance between Ted's agent, Steve Laughlin and a performer, Billy-Joe Henley, with a touring Hootenanny group. The resolvement comes when A.G. realizes that love is more important than a career - dang tootin' it was in a Sam Katzman movie in the 60's - but not before the likes of guest stars The Brothers Four, Sheb Wooley, Johnny Cash, The Gateway Trio, Judy Henske, George Hamilton IV, Joe & Eddie, Cathie Taylor and (Bob's boy) Chris Crosby work up a sweatin' storm trying to create a craze for "Hootenanny". Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The hottest sound around... as the country's Folk Favorite's get together for the FIRST, FABULOUS FULL-LENGTH HOOTENANNY MUSICAL EVER!!!

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vamos Cantar! Vamos Dançar! See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This black-and-white musical, a very minor addition to the MGM catalog, failed to rate a contemporary New York Times review. See more »

Goofs

When Ruta Lee and Peter Breck are having dinner on Ruta Lee's patio you can see her shadow in on the buildings in the background. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bandstand: Episode dated 12 October 1963 (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Frankie's Man Johnny
Sung by Johnny Cash
Danced by Pam Austin
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watched on TCM
21 June 2004 | by jochsner00See all my reviews

I watched this bit of harmless nonsense on TCM. I remember the "hootenanny fad" and oddly did not recall this movie at all. Seeing a young Johhny Cash was a treat, although I'd hardly classify his music as part of the hootenanny craze. Likewise for Sheb Wooley, what no "Purple People Eater", and George Hamilton IV or whatever number he was. The Brothers 4 I recall, but other performers I do not remember at all. The format reminded me of the rock and roll movies with Alan Freed and a few others. Extremely corny, but a record of some of the music of the times !


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