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Bye Bye Birdie
- Ann-Margret

Overview - This entertaining musical, based on the Broadway hit inspired by the hysteria surrounding Elvis Presley's induction into the army, traces the shock waves a drafted rock & roll star, Conrad Birdie (Jesse Pearson), creates when he comes to a small town to kiss adoring fan Kim McAfee (Ann-Margret) good-bye on national TV.  Read more...

 
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Overview

This entertaining musical, based on the Broadway hit inspired by the hysteria surrounding Elvis Presley's induction into the army, traces the shock waves a drafted rock & roll star, Conrad Birdie (Jesse Pearson), creates when he comes to a small town to kiss adoring fan Kim McAfee (Ann-Margret) good-bye on national TV. A fiesty secretary, Rosie DeLeon (Janet Leigh), has put the whole plan in motion, hoping that Birdie will sing a song composed by her beau, Albert Peterson (Dick Van Dyke), enabling Rosie's boyfriend to finally break free of his domineering mother (Maureen Stapleton) and marry her. Meanwhile, Kim's new steady, Hugo (Bobby Rydell), is less than pleased about the spotlighted embrace, as are her parents (Paul Lynde and Mary LaRoche)--at least until they get in on the action too. Ed Sullivan appears as himself, Ann-Margret is her usual perky, gyrating self, Van Dyke amply displays his wealth of talents, and Lynde and Stapleton nearly steal the whole production with their hilarious supporting roles. Director George Sidney, who would soon collaborate with the real King in the Presley tour de force VIVA LAS VEGAS, tightens the Broadway original without losing any of its verve and charm to create a rollicking uptempo joyride through a candy-colored early 1960s pop-culture landscape.

Cast List

Janet Leigh - American actress, PSYCHO
Jeanette Helen Morrison - American actress, PSYCHO
Bobby Rydell
George Sidney - Director/Editor/Producer
Dick Van Dyke - American Film/TV Actor
Jesse Pearson - Actor - Bye Bye Birdie
Charles Strouse - American Composer
Onna White
Robert Paige - American Actor; BLONDE ICE (1948)
Maureen Stapleton - American actress, REDS
Michael Stewart
Lee Adams - Composer\"Bye Bye Birdie"
Fred Kohlmar - American Producer
Ed Sullivan - American TV Host
Ann-Margret - Actress, singer, dancer, VIVA LAS VEGAS
Ann-Margret Olsson - Actress, singer, dancer, VIVA LAS VEGAS
Johnny Green - American Composer/D. 1989
John Green - American Composer/D. 1989
Paul Lynde - American actor, BEWITCHED
Irving Brecher - American Screenwriter/Director
Irving S. Brecher - American Screenwriter/Director
Joseph Biroc - American Director Of Photography
Joseph F. Biroc - American Director Of Photography
Joe Biroc - American Director Of Photography
Pat Barto

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 112
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 043396015098
  • Genre: Musicals
  • Rating: G (MPAA)
  • Release Date: April 2008

Related Categories:
Movies > Comedies
Movies > Musicals
Movies > Pop Music

Related Keywords:
Adventure
Classic
Music Video
Rock And Roll
Nostalgic
Theatrical Release
Broadway

 
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Notes:
Shot in Panavision.

Reviews:
"Birdie's roadhouse number 'A Lot of Livin' to Do' has a clever, ambivalent staging, its lyrics sending up the ever-more-ever-better promises of consumer culture..." - 10/01/2012 Sight and Sound

 
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