This lively musical was made to capitalize on the popularity of calypso music and features some excellent production numbers. It all begins when a jukebox magnate tries to force his way into a record company. They succeed and this angers the labels biggest star, who doesn't want to change his style. He disappears and so does all of the company's profits. Musical chaos reigns for awhile, but eventually everything is set to rights and happiness ensues. Look for distinguished poet Maya Angelou singing "Run Joe" and actor Alan Arkin's performance with the folk group the Tarriers. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi
this was a great movie. it starred alan arkin and johnny desmond about how music became popular through jukebox sales being in all the ice cream parlors and diners. people paying to hear the latest songs played on the radio and how one guy was going to corner the market. it came out when island calypso music was really getting a growth spurt do to the populaity of harry belafonte's "banana boat song" more famous as "day o, day o, daylight coming and i want to go home" song. in this movie the lovely vivacios 6 foot maya angelou makes her film debut singing and dancing creating a heat wave.