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Bye Bye Birdie (1963)

G 112 min - Drama, Comedy, Music - 4 April 1963
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Lots of laughs and great songs have made this all-time favorite based on the hit Broadway show one of the most memorable musicals of all time. When rock star and teenage heart-throb Conrad Birdie gets drafted, the nation's teenagers go haywire and Conrad's manager, Albert (Dick Van Dyke), faces unemployment. So Albert and his girlfriend (Janet Leigh) organize a nationwide contest in which one lucky girl wins a farewell kiss from Conrad on the Ed Sullivan Show. Kim McAfee (Ann-Margret) turns out to be the lucky teenager and Conrad's whole entourage moves into her quiet, Midwestern home much to the chagrin of her ever irritable father (Paul Lynde) and her jealous boyfriend (Bobby Rydell). The result is chaos and a series of hilarious romantic complications.

Director:  George Sidney
Stars:  Janet Leigh, Dick Van Dyke, Ann-Margret, Maureen Stapleton, Bobby Rydell, Jesse Pearson, Paul Lynde, Mary LaRoche, Michael Evans, Robert Paige, Gregory Morton, Ed Sullivan, Trudi Ames, Bryan Russell, Milton Frome, Frank Sully, Frank Albertson, Lee Aaker

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Lots of laughs and great songs have made this all-time favorite based on the hit Broadway show one of the most memorable musicals of all time. When rock star and teenage heart-throb Conrad Birdie gets drafted, the nation's teenagers go haywire and Conrad's manager, Albert (Dick Van Dyke), faces unemployment. So Albert and his girlfriend (Janet Leigh) organize a nationwide contest in which one lucky girl wins a farewell kiss from Conrad on the Ed Sullivan Show. Kim McAfee (Ann-Margret) turns out to be the lucky teenager and Conrad's whole entourage moves into her quiet, Midwestern home much to the chagrin of her ever irritable father (Paul Lynde) and her jealous boyfriend (Bobby Rydell). The result is chaos and a series of hilarious romantic complications.



Tagline: The Most WONDERFUL Entertainment EVER! EVER!

Genres: Drama, Comedy, Music

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  Cantonese, English, Russian
Release Date:  4 April 1963

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Kohlmar-Sidney Productions

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 52 min

Academy Award Nominations

MUSIC (Scoring of Music–adaptation or treatment) — John Green
SOUND — Columbia Studio Sound Department, Charles Rice, Sound Director


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