Don't Knock the Rock

Synopsis: A disc jockey tries to prove to teenagers' parents that rock 'n' roll is harmless and won't turn their kids into juvenile delinquents.
Genre: Music
84 min

But you're getting everything all twisted out of shape.

You think nothing's more important than getting in the papers.

Listen, that's free publicity. That's our bread and butter.

Bread and butter, my foot.

We ate better back on the farm in Mellondale.

And we had more fun clobbering a guitar and drums there than we've ever had since.

And don't tell us about the money we're making.

With you hounding the agency like a scared rabbit, trying to get us work...

like there's not gonna be a tomorrow, we're lucky we get any sleep.

Let alone a chance to spend some of that money on a little pleasure.

What are you trying to do, make us the richest guys in the Mellondale cemetery?

Yeah, man. There just ain't no rock and roll music for a harp.

What do you guys want?

I'll tell you what I'd like.

I'd like some of those fresh-caught lobster and crab from back home.

Steamed clams, a weenie roast at the beach.

I want to lie on my back, look up at the sky...

and listen to the folks talk about all that good rain they get for their crops.

That, and getting my own eggs out of the henhouse...

a watermelon out of the field.

You sound like you're hungry.

I know what he means.

We haven't seen our folks in over two years.

Tag? Dave?

That's right.

Are you really serious about going home?

Well, how about it?

No more work until September.

We'll spend all July and August back in Mellondale and really live it up.

Oh, Mammy, steam up those clams!

Yeah, that's for me.

Wait a minute. Wait a minute.

What about all those bookings we've got scheduled for this summer?

$80,000 worth.

Cancel them.

Cancel them?

That's right.

How can we cancel out on those dates, Arnie?

If not for the money, for all the good will

We'd be losing in every town we're supposed to play in.

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Robert E. Kent

Robert E. Kent (August 31, 1911 in Canal Zone, Panama – December 11, 1984 in Los Angeles, California) was an American film writer and film producer. Kent began as a rapid screenwriter for Sam Katzman at Columbia. For seven years he worked as a writer and story editor at Columbia. Then he became a producer for Edward Small. He used the pseudonym James B. Gordon for some of his work, He later formed his own production company, and Admiral Productions together with Audie Murphy. Robert E. Kent died in 1984. more…

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