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Bye Bye Birdie (1963) was a Musical - Family Film directed by George Sidney and produced by Fred Kohlmar.

Academy Awards 1963 --- Ceremony Number 36 (source: AMPAS)

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Best Music - ScoringJohn GreenNominated
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Musical Monday: Bye Bye Birdie (1963)

on Jun 25, 2018 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: Bye Bye Birdie?(1963) ? Musi... Read full article


Bye Bye Birdie (1963)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 27, 2018 From 4 Star Films

Bye Bye Birdie has sunshiny singalong written all over it even before we know the premise. The fact that it’s about the frenzy following the draft notice of a beloved hunky teenage heartthrob Conrad Birdie (a knowing amalgamation of Conway Twitty and Elvis) doesn’t help its case much. It... Read full article


Bye Bye Birdie (1963)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 27, 2018 From 4 Star Films

Bye Bye Birdie has sunshiny singalong written all over it even before we know the premise. The fact that it’s about the frenzy following the draft notice of a beloved hunky teenage heartthrob Conrad Birdie (a knowing amalgamation of Conway Twitty and Elvis) doesn’t help its case much. It... Read full article


Bye Bye Birdie (1963)

By Beatrice on Dec 17, 2017 From Flickers in Time

Bye Bye Birdie Directed by George Sidney Written by Irving Brecher from a book by Michael Stewart 1963/USA Columbia Pictures Corporation/Kohlmar-Sidney Productions Repeat viewing/Amazon Instant This blast from the past is enjoyable, if for no other reason, watching Ann-Margret take off! Albert F Pet... Read full article


Bye Bye Birdies

By Beatrice on Nov 10, 2014 From Flickers in Time

Despite a few days of non-stop rain, it was a good trip. ?The highlight of the birding portion was this gorgeous creature. ?Not my photo, but it could have been if my camera battery had not died, dammit! Altamira Oriole I managed to watch quite a few B movies and documentaries?from 1944 on my iPad w... Read full article


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Harry McAfee: Nice? Heh HEH! I know that show business crowd - probably living in sin.


Harry McAfee: No matter how many millions I make selling Speed-Up, I'll still be the same humble, lovable guy I always was. And if any of those hicks try to push me around, I'll break 'em.


Harry McAfee: I know that showbiz type! I never told you this, but one summer I worked with the circus... all those midgets... WILD! They're probably livin' in sin.
Doris McAfee: Harry Lionel McAfee!
Harry McAfee: They've been engaged for six years. Don't tell me they haven't...
Doris McAfee: We were engaged for five years.
Harry McAfee: He's not as stupid as I was.


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Dick Van Dyke and Paul Lynde, both veterans of the 1960 Broadway hit, were displeased with the film version. Van Dyke especially felt it had become too much of a vehicle for Ann-Margret.
The original Broadway production of "Bye Bye Birdie" opened at the Martin Beck Theater on April 14, 1960, ran for 607 performances and won the 1961 Tony Award for the Best Musical. Dick Van Dyke recreated his 1961 Tony Award winning performance for Best Featured Actor in a Musical in this filmed production.
Melody Patterson's film debut.
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