- 27 min
Paul Anka was one of the original teen idols in the 1950s. Lonely Boy is a 1962 documentary about Anka. The film title is taken from one of Anka's hit songs. The film is interesting on a number of levels. Fans of Anka and '50s pop-rock music will get a kick out of the movie. It is also interesting as a documentary. The film is shot with hand-held cameras. It features intimate back stage scenes and cool concert footage. Lonely Boy influenced later documentaries about pop singers. It won a Canadian Film Award for the top film of the year in 1962.