Cha-Cha-Cha Boom!

Cha-Cha-Cha Boom! is a 1956 American musical film starring Dámaso Pérez Prado, Stephen Dunne, the Mary Kaye Trio, Helen Grayco, Luis Arcaraz and his Orchestra, Lucerto Bárcenas, and Manny López and his Orchestra. It was produced by Sam Katzman for Columbia Pictures and directed by Fred F. Sears and was their immediate follow-up to Rock Around the Clock (actress Alix Talton appeared in both films). Filming started 14 May 1956.[1]

Cha-Cha-Cha Boom!
Directed byFred F. Sears
Produced bySam Katzman
Written byRobert E. Kent
StarringDamaso Perez Prado
Helen Grayco
Stephen Dunne
CinematographyBenjamin Kline
Edited byJerome Thoms
Four-Leaf Productions
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
Running time
78 minutes

It was also known as Cha Cha Cha.[2]


An American record executive (Stephen Dunne) travels to Cuba to find some talent for his record label.



Year 'Round Love
Written by Rose Marie McCoy, and Charles Singleton
Crazy Crazy
Music by Dámaso Pérez Prado
Mambo No. 8
Music by Dámaso Pérez Prado
Que Rico El Mambo
Music by Dámaso Pérez Prado
Voodoo Suite
Music by Dámaso Pérez Prado
La niña Popoff
Written by Dámaso Pérez Prado, Albrecht Marcuse and Aguste G. Schmutz
Cuban Rock and Roll
Music by Dámaso Pérez Prado
El Marinero
Written by Ricardo Rico
The Lonesome Road
Music by Nathaniel Shilkret
Lyrics by Gene Austin
Performed by the Mary Kaye Trio
Get Happy
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Ted Koehler
Performed by the Mary Kaye Trio
Lilly's Lament
Written by Frances Maurine Barris, Robert Wells, Jack Allison and Loyce Whiteman
Performed by Helen Grayco
Save Your Sorrow
Lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva
Music by Al Sherman
Written by Manny Lopez and Jorge Hernández
Mi musica es para ti
Written by René Touzet
Written by Carlos Molina and Alvaro Escobar
Written by Carlos Molina and Alvaro Escobar
Theme from Picnic
Music by George Duning


  1. ^ Schallert, Edwin (May 3, 1956). "Drama: New Challenge Aimed at Jive Opponents; Kerr Stage Deal Hovers". Los Angeles Times. p. B11.
  2. ^ "Kaye Trio Clearing Way for Rome Film". Los Angeles Times. May 19, 1956. p. A7.

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