Friday, August 29, 2014

Wild Guitar (1962)

How bad is it? It's a musical starring a triple non-threat.
Should you see it? It's just barely funny enough to sit through.

Arch Hall Sr. decided to make his son a star, so he produced this film where Arch Jr. rides his motorcycle into town and gets told by a dancer about a TV talent show. Arch Sr. (under a pseudonym) plays the unscrupulous exec that decides to make a fortune off of him. Arch Jr. was not handsome - pug nose, for one thing - couldn't really sing or play guitar and couldn't act. This had a budget of $12000 and has director Ray Dennis Steckler in a small role (I think this is the last mention for him and for the Hall's). There's some good ice skating and a beach musical number.

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