Expresso Bongo


1h 51m 1959

Brief Synopsis

Johnny Jackson, a sleazy talent agent, discovers teenager Bert Rudge singing in a coffee house. Despite Bert's protestation that he really is only interested in playing bongos, Johnny starts him on the road to stardom. The deal they cut, however, is highly exploitative of the young singer, and their relationship soon begins to go bad.

Film Details

Release Date
1959

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 51m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

Johnny Jackson, a sleazy talent agent, discovers teenager Bert Rudge singing in a coffee house. Despite Bert's protestation that he really is only interested in playing bongos, Johnny starts him on the road to stardom. The deal they cut, however, is highly exploitative of the young singer, and their relationship soon begins to go bad.

Film Details

Release Date
1959

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 51m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Quotes

Trivia

Susan Hampshire was the only cast member to carry her part over from the stageplay.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1960

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1959

A sleazy, fast-talking promoter takes a naive young singer from the low-life clubs of London and turns him into a mega teen-idol.

Dyaliscope

Released in United States 1960

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1959