Go, Johnny Go! (1959) – By Jason S. Lockard


Even though I was a child of the 80s I could easily have grown up in the 50s. I classic cinema and I love oldies rock and roll! So the release of Go, Johnny Go! from The Sprocket Vault was right up my alley.

The film follows Rock-n-roll promoter Alan Freed who holds a talent search to develop a new rock star, then must find the elusive, mystery contestant who doesn’t know he has won. The story of Go Johnny Go is not a very deep storyline, but it is a fun little film for all oldies rock and roll fans.

While the acting may not soar the music sure does! We are treated to many great songs by many greats such as Chuck Berry, Ritchie Valens, Eddie Cochran, Jimmy Clanton, Jackie Wilson and man more.

The film has been transfered in a beautiful 1.78.1 anamorphic widescreen. The bonus features include a commentary track from Richard M. Roberts, Randy Skretvedt and Brent Walker. This track is basically a history lesson in the early days of rock n roll and in this particularly movie’s part in mainstreaming it. And finally the original theatrical trailer.

So if you love oldies rock and roll as much as I do! I highly recommend this film to you! Head over to The Sprocket Vault: http://thesprocketvault.com and get copy you will love it!
Moral Rating: nothing offensive
Audience: families
Genre: musical
Length: 75 minutes
DVD Rating: A