The Cool Ones
The Cool Ones (aka Cool, Baby Cool) is a 1967 film starring Roddy McDowall and directed by Gene Nelson. The 1960s novelty singer known as Mrs. Miller performs in a cameo role, and the film features performances by the bands the Leaves and the Bantams as well as a brief appearance by Glen Campbell, playing a fictional singer.
|The Cool Ones|
|Directed by||Gene Nelson|
|Produced by||William Conrad|
|Written by||Joyce Geller|
|Music by||Ernie Freeman|
|Edited by||James T. Heckert|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
A millionaire rock promoter joins a pop singer and a dancer in a romantic match as a publicity stunt for a new television series.
The film received mostly negative reviews and is now viewed as something of a 60's cult musical. From the blog Comet Over Hollywood:
The Cool Ones has earned a place on my list of the worst movies that I have ever seen. But then at the same time, it’s so bad you can’t look away and have to watch the whole movie.
And from the New York Times:
The Cool Ones [is] a rock 'n' roll comedy, so-called, about a pop singer (Debbie Watson) who is on the rise and a big-name crooner (Gil Peterson) who is on the skids. Roddy McDowall is their manager who engineers them into a publicity romance which has—shall we say?—repercussions. I venture to guess this will disgust even the kids.
- TV Guide
- The New York Times
- The Village Voice
- The Cool Ones; 1967 (Dreams are What Le Cinema is For; Friday, August 24, 2012)
- Pickens, Jessica. "Musical Monday : The Cool Ones". Comet Over Hollywood. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
- Bosley Crowther (May 11, 1967). "Screen: 'The Viscount' Begins Run; European Gang Picture Heads Double Bill". NYTimes.com. New York Times.
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