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  • AFI's 100 Years… 100 Songs:
    • #50, "Rock Around the Clock"
  • Banned In China: Clare Boothe Luce, then U.S. Ambassador to Italy, prevented the film from being shown at the Venice Film Festival. Also, a Senate committee had decided that the film would not have beneficial effects on contemporary youth. But both incidents only served to increase publicity and ticket sales for the controversial movie.
  • Breakaway Pop Hit: "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley and the Comets.
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  • The Danza: Anne Francis as Anne Dadier.
  • Dawson Casting: And how. Vic Morrow (26), Sidney Poitier (28), Paul Mazursky (24), and several others playing high school students. Notably averted with Rafael Campos (18).
  • What Could Have Been:

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