HOME PAGE
Movie Videos
Films by Year
Films by Director
Films by Actor
Films by Actress
Films by Alphabet
Film Characters
Film Franchises

TOP 100 Black and White Movies of all-time!


2013 MOVIES
2012 MOVIES
2011 MOVIES
2010 MOVIES
2009 MOVIES
2008 MOVIES
2007 MOVIES
2006 MOVIES
2005 MOVIES
2004 MOVIES
2003 MOVIES
2002 MOVIES
2001 MOVIES
2000 MOVIES
1999 MOVIES
1998 MOVIES
1997 MOVIES
1996 MOVIES
1995 MOVIES
1994 MOVIES
1993 MOVIES
1992 MOVIES
1991 MOVIES
1990 MOVIES
1989 MOVIES
1988 MOVIES
1987 MOVIES
1986 MOVIES
1985 MOVIES
1984 MOVIES
1983 MOVIES
1982 MOVIES
1981 MOVIES
1980 MOVIES
1979 MOVIES
1978 MOVIES
1977 MOVIES
1976 MOVIES
1975 MOVIES
1974 MOVIES
1973 MOVIES
1972 MOVIES
1971 MOVIES
1970 MOVIES
1969 MOVIES
1968 MOVIES
1967 MOVIES
1966 MOVIES
1965 MOVIES
1964 MOVIES
1963 MOVIES
1962 MOVIES
1961 MOVIES
1960 MOVIES
1959 MOVIES
1958 MOVIES
1957 MOVIES
1956 MOVIES
1955 MOVIES
1954 MOVIES
1953 MOVIES
1952 MOVIES
1951 MOVIES
1950 MOVIES
1949 MOVIES
1948 MOVIES
1947 MOVIES
1946 MOVIES
1945 MOVIES
1944 MOVIES
1943 MOVIES
1942 MOVIES
1941 MOVIES
1940 MOVIES
1939 MOVIES
1938 MOVIES
1937 MOVIES
1936 MOVIES
1935 MOVIES
1934 MOVIES
1933 MOVIES
1932 MOVIES
1931 MOVIES
1930 MOVIES
1929 MOVIES
1928 MOVIES
1927 MOVIES
1926 MOVIES
1925 MOVIES
1924 MOVIES
1923 MOVIES
1922 MOVIES
1921 MOVIES
1920 MOVIES
1919 MOVIES
1918 MOVIES
1917 MOVIES
1916 MOVIES
1915 MOVIES
1914 MOVIES
1913 MOVIES
1912 MOVIES
1911 MOVIES
1910 MOVIES

Subscribe To This Site
XML RSS
Add to Google
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to My MSN
Subscribe with Bloglines
 

THE TOMMY STEELE STORY, 1957
Movie Reviews!

Search 1,000 of MOVIES
CLICK and WATCH MOVIES ONLINE!
WATCH VIDEO MOVIE REVIEW:

  MOVIE POSTERTHE TOMMY STEELE STORY, 1957
Movie Reviews

Director: Gerard Bryant

Stars: Patrick Westwood, Tommy Steele, Tom Littlewood

Review by Russell Hill

SYNOPSIS:

Charting the rise in popularity of the rock and roll legend.

REVIEW:

Tommy Steele is a household name in the UK and across the world. Just like other rock and roll stars, he had to earn his stripes and there was a lot which he had to do in order to gain recognition. The movie might be a vehicle for Steele but, as the music is unbelievably good, does it matter?

The film begins with Tommy's upbringing. Living with his Mum and Dad, he gets a job but injures his back and has to go to hospital. During his recuperation, Tommy is given a guitar and learns how to play it quickly. After being released from hospital, he gets jobs wherever he can which enables him to entertain crowds. However, will Tommy ever gain the recognition he deserves?

Rock and roll music was incredibly popular in the mid-1950's. As American rock and roll stars (such as Roy Orbison and Bill Haley & His Comets) began to tour the UK, there was a huge appetite for this genre of music. Cliff Richard did not become a star until the late-1950's. Tommy Steele was one of Britain's first rock and roll stars and The Tommy Steele Story rightly shows why. Tommy was involved in all but one of the songs and the energy which he has on stage must have been amazing to see in the flesh.

There are a considerable number of live performances from Tommy throughout the film. The director, Gerard Bryant, always focuses on Tommy and does not refer to irrelevant characters. After all, the audience wants to see Tommy sing his songs. There are several scenes which take place in concerts. The rock and roll phenomenon which gripped the world back in the 1950's sent people into a frenzy and Bryant must have had to stop filming many times to stop the crowd from jumping onto the stage.

There are more British rock and roll stars than you think - The Tommy Steele Story rightly demonstrates why he is still a very popular character on both stage and screen.

ACTORGerard Bryant
Best of the ARTIST
ACTORTommy Steele
Best of the ARTIST
ACTORPatrick Westwood
Best of the ARTIST
ACTORTom Littlewood
Best of the ARTIST

SCREENPLAY CONTESTSUBMIT your SCREENPLAY
Voted #1 screenplay contest in the world!
wildcardWATCH - Best of FILM INDUSTRY VIDEOS!TOP 100TOP 100 LISTS WEBSITE
Best of photos, movies, sex and everything else!
2013 MOVIES2013 MOVIES
See all of 2013 films!
 MOVIES YEAR BY YEAR

See and watch films 1900 to present!
CLICK and WATCH MOVIES ONLINE!

THE TOMMY STEELE STORY, 1957