Expresso Bongo Poster

Release Date: July 2nd, 2007

DVD Release Date: November 6th, 2001

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary
A talent agent named Johnny Jackson (Laurence Harvey) tries to resurrect his flagging career when he stumbles upon a talented young rock 'n' roll musician, Bert Rudge (Cliff Richard). Although Rudge protests and says he doesn't want to be a star, Jackson transforms the youth into a teen idol, renaming him Bongo Herbert. Pretty soon, Bongo Herbert is making it big, with a single hitting the charts and Jackson pulling the strings. But, as the two find out, success is fleeting.

Cast: Laurence Harvey, Sylvia Syms, Cliff Richard, Yolande Donlan, Meier Tzelniker, Ambrosine Phillpotts, Eric Pohlmann, Gilbert Harding

Director: Val Guest

Genres: Musical comedy

Keywords: 1950s, Spirited, Melodramatic, Underdog, London, Rise, Temptation


Nominated British Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1959)
Nominated British Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1959)