Rock, Pretty Baby

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Rock, Pretty Baby
Directed by Richard Bartlett
Starring Sal Mineo
John Saxon
Luana Patten
Fay Wray
Rod McKuen
Douglas Fowley
Music by Henry Mancini
Distributed by Universal-International Pictures
Release date
  • December 1956 (1956-12)
Running time
89 minutes
Country United States
Language English
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.


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

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