EXPRESSO BONGO (Blu-ray Review)
FROM COHEN MEDIA GROUP
Review by Mr. Paws😽
Here’s an odd little British curio from the early days of rock & roll, with a surprising turn by Laurence Harvey.
He plays personable but shady wheeler-dealer Johnny Jackson, who cruises London’s expresso clubs searching for a talent to manage (i.e. take advantage of). He finds one such young rube in handsome, bongo-playing crooner Bert Rudge (Cliff Richard), whom he renames Bongo Herbert. With the help of beleaguered stripper girlfriend Maisie (Sylvia Syms), Johnny uses his fast-talking charm - and no small amount of BS - to push Bongo to fame. Things get complicated when Bongo hooks up with American singer Dixie (Yolande Donlan) and tries to get out of his contract.
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