Expresso Bongo (1959)

Expresso Bongo





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Movie Info

In this witty music-business satire, Johnny Jackson (Laurence Harvey) is a talent agent down on his luck who thinks his tide may have turned when he spots a teenage rock & roll fan wailing away in a coffeehouse. Dubbing him "Bongo Herbert" (Cliff Richard, in a role the now knighted and born-again pop icon would probably prefer to forget), Johnny puts Herbert on the fast track to teenage stardom, using his record company and radio connections to make Herbert's first single a smash hit. Johnny … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Wolf Mankowitz
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 8, 2005



as Johnny Jackson

as Maisie King

as Dixie Collins

as Bongo Herbert

as Lady Rosemary

as Rev. Tobias Craven

as Mr. Rudge

as Mrs. Rudge

as Beast Burns

as Cynthia's boy friend

as Sandwich Man

as Edna Rudge
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Critic Reviews for Expresso Bongo

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | June 29, 2011
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Full Review… | December 25, 2010
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

May 30, 2001
AV Club
Top Critic

Has a charm all its own, but that's not enough to take the ringing of the bongo drums out of my ears.

Full Review… | December 20, 2007
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Audience Reviews for Expresso Bongo

U can call me loser until I reivew this neato film.

Bob Stinson

Super Reviewer

A bit dated, but that almost adds to the interest of the film. Well acted by Laurence Harvey. Some great music, good score.

James Higgins

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