Bye Bye Birdie

A lighthearted musical/comedy made enjoyable by a likable cast. A small city is either blessed or cursed by the arrival of Elvis-like teenage heart throb Conrad Birdie before heading to the army after being drafted. Teenager Ann-Margaret has been chosen exclusively to be kissed by Birdie on the Ed Sullivan Show which makes her merrily happy, but produces jealousy in her boyfriend and detest from her father (because of Birdie's controversial pelvis jiggling). Meanwhile songwriter Dick Van Dyke tries to get his difficult mother's approval to wed his secretary, Janet Leigh. The songs aren't great, but it should please musical lovers.

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence



Janet Leigh, Dick Van Dyke, Ann-Margret, Maureen Stapleton, Bobby Rydell, Jesse Pearson, Ed Sullivan, Paul Lynde, Mary LaRoche, Michael Evans

Directed by:

George Sidney


1963 musical/comedy

Not Rated.


Don Ignacio's score: B-

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