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Expresso Bongo

Original title
Expresso Bongo
Year
Running time
111 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Wolf Mankowitz (Play: Wolf Mankowitz, Julian More)
Music
Robert Farnon
Cinematography
John Wilcox (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Val Guest Productions / Britannia Films
Genre
Drama | Music
Synopsis / Plot
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.
Awards
1959: BAFTA Awards: 2 Nominations including Best British Actor (Laurence Harvey)
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