Go! Johnny Go!

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Go! Johnny Go! (1959, USA) is a Rock n' Roll film directed by Paul Landres.


Main Details

  • Released in 1959
  • B & W
  • Running Time: 75 Min.
  • Production Co: Hal Roach Studios Inc.
  • Distribution Co: Valiant Films (1959) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Paul Landres
  • Written by Gary Alexander
  • Starring Alan Freed, Jimmy Clanton, Sandy Stewart, Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochran, Ritchie Valens
  • Produced by Alan Freed, Jack Hooke, Hal Roach Jr.
  • Original Music by Leon Klatzkin
  • Cinematography by Jack Etra, Eddie Fitzgerald
  • Film Editing by Walter Hannemann


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


Go, Johnny Go! is a 1959 rock and roll film starring Alan Freed as a talent scout searching for a future rock and roll star. Co-starring in the film are Jimmy Clanton, Sandy Stewart, and Chuck Berry. The film has also been released as Johnny Melody, The Swinging Story and The Swinging Story of Johnny Melody. This is a fiction account of a young singer Johnny Melody who gets discovered by Alan Freed. It starts with Chuck Berry and Alan discussing the young Melody with Barry intimating that he nearly ended in the slammer. Alan relays the story of how Johnny went from being a orphan with no last name to becoming a major singer. (Wikipedia)

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