Expresso Bongo

73
  • NR
  • Genre(s): Comedy Drama
  • Release year: 1959
  • Running time: 111 min
Laurence Harvey plays sleazy hustler Johnny Jackson, who is always on the lookout for fresh talent to exploit, while managing his hectic life with his stripper girlfriend. Maise is looking to find a better life in singing. He discovers a teenage singer... read more
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Laurence Harvey plays sleazy hustler Johnny Jackson, who is always on the lookout for fresh talent to exploit, while managing his hectic life with his stripper girlfriend. Maise is looking to find a better life in singing. He discovers a teenage singer named Bert Rudge, played by Cliff Richard, in a coffee shop and sets about sending him along the rocky road to fame. He changes his name to Bongo Herbert and soon gets him a record deal and a relationship with singing sensation Dixie, played by Yolande Donlan.

Original Release

12/11/1959

US Release

04/12/1960

Cast

Laurence Harvey Johnny Jackson
Sylvia Syms Maisie King
Yolande Donlan Dixie Collins
Cliff Richard Bongo Herbert / Bert Rudge
Meier Tzelniker Mayer
Ambrosine Phillpotts Lady Rosemary
Eric Pohlmann Leon
Gilbert Harding Himself / Self
Hermione Baddeley Penelope
Reginald Beckwith Reverend Tobias Craven / Rev. Tobias Craven
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Val Guest

Writers

Wolf Mankowitz, Julian More

Cast

Laurence Harvey Johnny Jackson
Sylvia Syms Maisie King
Yolande Donlan Dixie Collins
Cliff Richard Bongo Herbert / Bert Rudge
Meier Tzelniker Mayer
Ambrosine Phillpotts Lady Rosemary
Eric Pohlmann Leon
Gilbert Harding Himself / Self
Hermione Baddeley Penelope
Reginald Beckwith Reverend Tobias Craven / Rev. Tobias Craven
Wolf Mankowitz Sandwich Man
Avis Bunnage Mrs Rudge / Mrs. Rudge
Susan Burnet Edna Rudge
Susan Hampshire Cynthia
Kenneth Griffith Charlie
Patrick Cargill Psychiatrist / A Psychiatrist
Lisa Peake Chinese Rose
Esma Cannon Nightclub Cleaner / Night Club Cleaner
Barry Lowe Beast Burns
Davy Kaye Racer

Producers

Editors

Bill Lenny

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