CalypsoHeatWave-1957-posterDirector: Fred F. Sears

Writer(s): David Chandler, Orville H. Hampton

Starring: Johnny Desmond, Merry Anders, Meg Myles, Paul Langton, Maya Angelou, King Charles MacNiles, Preston Epps, Gene Gilbeaux

Synopsis: In this musical, calypso is all the rage when jukebox magnate Barney Pearl forces Mack Adams, owner of calypso-friendly Disco Records, to take him on as a partner. Pearl’s greed drives away Disco’s top singer, Johnny Conroy. Pearl loses his money, and then his girlfriend, when promoter Alex Nash makes her a star. Mack quits Disco and tracks down Johnny in the Caribbean, where they record authentic calypso and plan a comeback.

Release Date: June 1, 1957 (USA) | Length: 86 min | Genre: Drama, Musical | Rating: Approved

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