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Expresso Bongo

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Cliff Richard in Expresso Bongo (1959, out of print) — The most successful of several British Elvis clones (remember Billy Fury or Dave Berry?), Richard had his first starring role in this generally amusing satire, in which he becomes an overnight sensation after being spotted by a small-time talent agent (Laurence Harvey). Pleasant surprise: Richard is genuinely charismatic and can also act. B-.

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