Sing, Boy, Sing

Sing, Boy, Sing

Director: Henry Ephron

Cast: Henry Ephron, Tommy Sands, Lili Gentle, Edmond O'Brien

     
 
In this musical drama, a popular rock star leads a successful and happy life while his grandfather, a stern, traditional preacherman admonishes the lad for his sinful existence. The young man is filled with guilt and after the old reverend dies, becomes a preacher himself. But try as he might, he simply cannot bring his heart into his words. A wise aunt counsels him

Overview

In this musical drama, a popular rock star leads a successful and happy life while his grandfather, a stern, traditional preacherman admonishes the lad for his sinful existence. The young man is filled with guilt and after the old reverend dies, becomes a preacher himself. But try as he might, he simply cannot bring his heart into his words. A wise aunt counsels him and tells him that his talent came from God and that he should use it. Songs include: "Rock of Ages," "Sing, Boy, Sing," "Gonna Talk with My Lord," "Who Baby?" "Crazy 'Cause I Love You," "Bundle of Dreams," "Your Daddy Wants to Do Right," "Just a Little Bit More," "That's All I Want from You," "People in Love," "Soda-Pop Song," "Would I Love You."

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
If you took The Jazz Singer and re-set it in the 1950's pop-rock world with a fundamentalist Christian background replacing the Jewish culture of the original, the result would be something like Sing, Boy, Sing. The crucial difference between the two films, however, lies in the fact that Al Jolson in the former shared his character's obsessive need to perform: a Jolson denied the opportunity to strut his stuff would quickly fade away into oblivion. In Sing, Tommy Sands is amiable enough and turns in a dramatic performance that is perfectly fine and much better than might be expected. But the actor lacks the inner fire that the part demands and without which the silly, clichéd screenplay can't come across as believable. Sands is an attractive performer, and he has a certain presence, but he's not the giant, unquenchable talent that is needed here. The film gets a good deal of help from Edmond O'Brien's tough agent, and Josephine Hutchinson is valuable as the aunt who finally sets Sands on his proper road. And while the story nowadays comes across as simplistic and hard to swallow, the writers do find moments that offer telling insights into the characters. While no Elvis Presley, Sands does well with his musical offerings.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/20/2012
UPC:
0024543848837
Original Release:
1958
Rating:
NR
Source:
Fox Mod
Presentation:
[B&W, Full Frame]
Time:
1:30:00
Sales rank:
56,947

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tommy Sands Virgil Walker
Lili Gentle Leora Easton
Edmond O'Brien Joseph Sharkey
John McIntire Rev. Walker
Nick Adams C.K. Judd
Diane Jergens Pat
Josephine Hutchinson Caroline Walker
Jerry Paris Fisher
Regis Toomey Rev. Easton
Marie Brown Mrs. Fitzgerald
Tom Greenway Haggarty
Patrick Miller Fitzgerald
Tami Connor Ginnie
Hank Worden Actor

Technical Credits
Henry Ephron Director,Producer
Claude Binyon Screenwriter
Herman A. Blumenthal Art Director
Nick Castle Choreography
William Mace Editor
William C. Mellor Cinematographer
Paul Monash Original Story
Lionel Newman Score Composer
Lyle Wheeler Art Director

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