- AFI's 100 Years
- #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.
- 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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