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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.

Director:

Paul Landres

Writer:

Gary Alexander
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Freed Alan Freed ... Himself
Jimmy Clanton ... Johnny Melody
Sandy Stewart ... Julie Arnold
Chuck Berry ... Himself
Jackie Wilson Jackie Wilson ... Himself
Ritchie Valens ... Himself
The Cadillacs The Cadillacs ... Themselves
Jo Ann Campbell Jo Ann Campbell ... Herself (as Jo-Ann Campbell)
The Flamingos The Flamingos ... Themselves
Harvey Fuqua Harvey Fuqua ... Himself (as Harvey)
Eddie Cochran ... Himself
Jimmy Cavallo Jimmy Cavallo ... Himself (as Jimmy Cavalio and the House Rockers)
Herb Vigran ... Bill Barnett
Frank Wilcox ... 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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Musical

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dai Johnny dai! See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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

Connections

Featured in Twist (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

JUMP, CHILDREN
Written by Johnny Carter (uncredited)
Performed by The Flamingos
Courtesy of End Records
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The recording artists make this all worthwhile.
26 March 2003 | by pakhuntzSee 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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