Actors: Cliff Richard, Sylvia Syms, Laurence Harvey, Hermione Baddeley Directors: Val Guest Format: CD+DVD, Dolby, PAL Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1 Number of discs: 2 Classification: PG Studio: Bfi DVD Release Date: 25 April 2016 Run Time: 111 minutes
EXPRESSO BONGO (Flipside 031) (DVD + Blu-ray) A Film by Val Guest
Val Guest's 1959 London-shot Brit Beat classic charts the fortunes of aspiring musician Bert Rudge (Cliff Richard).
Rudge stands little chance in the music business but is propelled to major stardom after being discovered in an expresso coffee shop by sleazy Soho agent Johnny (Laurence Harvey). In quick succession Rudge changes his name to Bongo Herbert, gets a record deal and strikes up a relationship with an ageing American singing sensation. As Johnny starts Herbert on the road to stardom, an unfair deal is cut which exploits the young singer and leads their relationship to turn sour.
This sharp satire on the music industry was originally a successful 1958 West End musical, adapted for the big screen the following year, and designed as a star vehicle for the young Cliff Richard and The Shadows.
Remastered to HD
Longest ever version
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