Bye Bye Birdie
Musical | In English | 112 minutes
As popular rock ‘n’ roll star Conrad Birdie prepares to go into the Army, Albert Peterson, an unsuccessful songwriter, and his girlfriend, Rosie DeLeon, are hoping Conrad will sing their song when he appears on the Ed Sullivan Show. As a publicity stunt, Albert and Rosie pick a teenager, Kim MacAfee to run on the stage and kiss Conrad while he’s performing Albert’s song, “One Last Kiss.” Conrad also attracts a swarm of ecstatic girls all swooning over him. As Conrad is about to kiss Kim, her boyfriend, Hugo, is enraged and attacks Conrad. A fight ensues which gives Albert and Rosie the publicity they were lseeking. In the end, Kim and Hugo mend their relationship, Albert and Rosie prepare to get married, and Conrad bids farewell as he heads off to war.
Why Stream This Film?
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%
- Academy Awards: Nominated, Best Music, Best Sound
- Golden Globes: Nominated: Best Motion Picture; Best Actress (Ann-Margaret)
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Credit George Sidney with directing one of the better fun and frolic tune packages.
Underrated satirical musical that has contributed more to popular culture than many people are aware of.
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