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168 Ratings

Bye Bye Birdie

Directed by George Sidney
United States, 1963
Comedy, Musical


Conrad Birdie is the biggest rock & roll star of the 60’s ever to be drafted. Aspiring chemist and song writer Albert is convinced he can make his fortune and marry his girlfriend Rosie if he gets Conrad on the Ed Sullivan show to kiss a high school girl goodbye.

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Bye Bye Birdie Directed by George Sidney

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1964 | 2 nominations including: Best Sound

Golden Globes (USA)

1964 | 2 nominations including: Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Critics reviews

The anti-Americanism is funny, but this stuff is neither a sufficiently robust response to Kruschev, nor a questioning of the Cold War. It just dilutes the acerbic gusto (that word again) of the rest — but the prolonged, Hitchcockian build-up to the slapstick IS pretty funny, so outrageously does Sidney extend the wait.
February 20, 2017
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