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Bye Bye Birdie

G| 1 hr. 52 min.

Plot Summary
When the draft selects rock star Conrad Birdie, his fans are devastated, but none more than struggling songwriter Albert Peterson (Dick Van Dyke), whose song Birdie was just about to record. Albert's longtime girlfriend, Rosie (Janet Leigh), pushes Albert to write a new tune that Birdie will perform on television to a fan selected in a contest. The scheme works, with young Ohio teenager Kim McAfee (Ann-Margret) declared the winner, but no one has counted on the jealous wrath of her boyfriend.

Cast: Dick Van Dyke , Janet Leigh , Ann-Margret , Maureen Stapleton , Bobby Rydell , Jesse Pearson , Ed Sullivan , Paul Lynde

Director: George Sidney

Genres: Musical comedy

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Bye Bye Birdie (1963)

Release Date: April 5th, 1963|1 hr. 52 min.

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