Expresso Bongo

Film, Drama

Time Out says

An adaptation of Wolf Mankowitz's 1958 showbiz musical, bristling with period flavour, from the cast's brylcreemed coiffures and snazzy ties to the presence of Gilbert Harding playing himself. More surprisingly, it also bristles with energy and wit, and even survives the presence of the 19-year-old Cliff Richard as the bongo-thumping boy pushed up to stardom by Harvey's impeccably smarmy agent. The result is probably Britain's most abrasive and entertaining film musical.

By: GB


Release details

111 mins

Cast and crew

Val Guest
Wolf Mankowitz
Laurence Harvey
Cliff Richard
Sylvia Syms
Yolande Donlan
Kenneth Griffith
Meier Tzelniker
Hermione Baddeley
Wilfrid Lawson
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