Expresso Bongo (Blu-ray)

Directed by : Val Guest
Crew : John Wilcox , Philip Shipway
Available Date : 01/18/2022
Release Year : 1959
Running Time : 111
UPC : 738329257200
Country : U.K.
Language: English
Genre : Drama, Music
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MSRP: $29.95
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Cohen Film Collection introduces this Fifties British rock and roll classic, a fast-paced
story about a cheap, opportunistic Soho talent agent (Laurence Harvey) who always looks
for the quick buck. He’s glib and he’s flashy, a bluffer with a ready talent for the quick
double-cross. When he picks up amateur singer and bongo player (Cliff Richard) in a
Soho espresso bar, he uses a little bit of luck and tons of chutzpah to transform the kid
into a highly-regarded international singing sensation.
This 2K restoration from the original negative was done in collaboration with the British
Film Institute and its Unlocking Film Heritage program. This is the full and original 1959
theatrical version, which includes a number of songs that were cut out of the later and
more commonly available 1962 version that was released at the time to capitalize on the
popularity of Cliff Richard.

Product Extras :


Publish Date : 2021-12-21
  • Val Guest - Director
  • Wolf Mankowitz - Writer
  • Laurence Harvey - Actor
  • Sylvia Sims - Actor
  • Yolande Donlan - Actor
  • Cliff Richard - Actor
  • Wilfrid Lawson - Actor
  • Hermoine Baddeley - Actor
  • John Wilcox - Cinematographer
  • Philip Shipway - Art Director


"Britain's most...entertaining film musical" - Time Out

"(four stars)" - The New York Daily News

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