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Go, Johnny, Go! (1959)

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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Freed ...
Himself
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Johnny Melody
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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)
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Bill Barnett
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Harold Arnold
Barbara Woodell ...
Mrs. Harold Arnold
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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.

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

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June 1959 (USA)  »

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Dai Johnny dai!  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.37 : 1
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This was Ritchie Valens only screen appearance. See more »

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Featured in Twist (1992) See more »

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MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
Performed by Chuck Berry
Courtesy of Chess Records
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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.


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