Rock, Pretty Baby

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Rock, Pretty Baby
Directed byRichard Bartlett
StarringSal Mineo
John Saxon
Luana Patten
Fay Wray
Rod McKuen
Douglas Fowley
Music byHenry Mancini
Distributed byUniversal-International Pictures
Release date
  • December 1956 (1956-12)
Running time
89 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$1,430,000 (US)[1]

Rock, Pretty Baby is a 1956 feature film directed by Richard Bartlett and starring Sal Mineo and John Saxon.


Young musician Jimmy Daley needs to come up with $300 to purchase the electric guitar he wants. He pawns his law books, to the disappointment of his father, a doctor whose goal is for Jimmy to become a lawyer.

Jimmy's jealous nature results in a ruckus at a party and $150 in damage to a neighbor, which Dr. Daley insists his son pay. His girlfriend Joan Wright learns that a battle of the bands has a cash prize. Jimmy and his group end up losing the contest, but he earns the respect of his dad.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Top Grosses of 1957", Variety, 8 January 1958: 30

External links[edit]