MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 23,334 this week

Go, Johnny, Go! (1959)

 -  Musical  -  June 1959 (USA)
5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 248 users  
Reviews: 18 user | 2 critic

Rock-n-roll promoter Alan Freed holds a talent search to develop a new rock star, then must find the elusive, mystery contestant (Jimmy Clanton) who doesn't know he has won.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 4 titles
created 19 Apr 2012
 
a list of 101 titles
created 14 Jun 2012
 
a list of 1951 titles
created 23 Jun 2012
 
a list of 1531 titles
created 02 Jul 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 02 Oct 2012
 

Related Items

Search for "Go, Johnny, Go!" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Go, Johnny, Go! (1959)

Go, Johnny, Go! (1959) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Go, Johnny, Go!.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A frustrated big-band promoter runs in to rock-and-rollers Bill Haley and the Comets at a small-town dance. He quickly becomes their manager and, with the help of Alan Freed, hopes to bring... See full summary »

Director: Fred F. Sears
Stars: Bill Haley and the Comets, The Platters, Ernie Freeman Combo
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Gangster hires down-and-out press agent to make his blonde bimbo girlfriend a singing star.

Director: Frank Tashlin
Stars: Tom Ewell, Jayne Mansfield, Edmond O'Brien
Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The saga of how Alan Freed discovered rock and roll. The new musical sounds are traced back to their roots in jazz, blues and gospel. Appearances by Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Clyde McPhatter, Frankie Lymon, Lionel Hampton.

Director: Charles S. Dubin
Stars: Alan Freed, Teddy Randazzo, Lois O'Brien
Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Jungle guide David Marchand is kidnapped by a tribe of natives who want to sacrifice him to their white rhino god. Just as he's about to be killed, however, he is thrown backwards in time ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Carreras
Stars: Martine Beswick, Edina Ronay, Michael Latimer
Let's Rock (1958)
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Singer's girlfriend helps him adjust to the new rock'n'roll music.

Director: Harry Foster
Stars: Julius LaRosa, Phyllis Newman, Conrad Janis
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Freed ...
Himself
Jimmy Clanton ...
Johnny Melody
Sandy Stewart ...
Julie Arnold
...
Himself
Jackie Wilson ...
Himself
...
Himself
The Cadillacs ...
Themselves
Jo Ann Campbell ...
Herself
The Flamingos ...
Themselves
Harvey Fuqua ...
Himself (as Harvey)
Eddie Cochran ...
Himself
Jimmy Cavallo ...
Himself (as Jimmy Cavalio and the House Rockers)
Herb Vigran ...
Bill Barnett
...
Harold Arnold
Barbara Woodell ...
Mrs. Harold Arnold
Edit

Storyline

Rock-n-roll promoter Alan Freed holds a talent search to develop a new rock star, then must find the elusive, mystery contestant (Jimmy Clanton) who doesn't know he has won.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

You know- like I mean- it's way out!

Genres:

Musical

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

June 1959 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dai Johnny dai!  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Additional footage featuring local rocker Adriano Celentano was added to the copies distributed in Italy See more »

Connections

Featured in Super Night of Rock 'n' Roll (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

JAY WALKER
Performed by The Cadillacs
Courtesy of Jubilee Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
The recording artists make this all worthwhile.
26 March 2003 | by (Donnelly,Mn.) – See all my reviews

A very vapid plot with the "worst kind of juvenile delinquent" really a choir boy he portrays in one scene.However the music and being able to see the performers, many of whom you won't see elsewhere, more than make up for it. The Cadillacs, Jo ann Campbell, chuck berry, Jackie Wilson, et al are all worth the price of admission. Sandy Stewart does a wonderful job with "Heavenly father." The simpleness portrayed in the 50's to bring you the artists is really fun to watch today, especially for the music lover.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Exactly when was this movie made? efffee
DVD release rockolaray-1
Chuck Berry was set up by the governement viktor_habbohotel
Discuss Go, Johnny, Go! (1959) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?