It was released in the US as Rock Around the World, since it was felt no one in America knew who Tommy Steele was.
Along with Rock You Sinners it was one of the first British rock and roll movies.
Tommy Steele lives with his mother and father in their London home. He works with a bellboy until he injures his spine doing judo. In hospital he is given a guitar to help with his therapy and he starts to play to entertain patients and staff. He works on an ocean liner, performing in his spare time, and gets a job playing in a coffee bar. He is popular with audiences and gets a recording contract.
Tommy Steele as himself
Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group
Humphrey Lyttelton & his Band
Tommy Eytle's Calypso Band
Chris O'Brien's Caribbeans ('The Caribbean' Club Band)
Hilda Fenemore as Mrs Steele
Charles Lamb as Mr Steele
Steele had a hand in writing every song on the soundtrack except one. He was paid £3,000 for the lead role.
The film was the 13th most popular movie at the British box office in 1957. Steele was voted the seventh most popular star in Britain for that year.
The film was one of the few British movies screened in Russia.
The soundtrack was released in May 1957. The following songs appear: