Johnny Rocco(Redirected from Johnny Rocco (1958 film))
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|Directed by||Paul Landres|
|Produced by||Scott R. Dunlap|
|Story by||Richard Carlson|
|Music by||Edward J. Kay|
|Edited by||George White|
Scott R. Dublap Productions
|Distributed by||Allied Artists Pictures|
Young Johnny Rocco (Richard Eyer) is disturbed after seeing his gangster father Tony (Stephen McNally) involved in a murder. The gang, fearing young Johnny might tip the police, decide to silence both him and his father. Frightened, Johnny seeks help from schoolteacher Miss Mayfield (Coleen Gray) and gets some help from Father Regan (Leslie Bradley) and police detective Garron (Russ Conway) before his father has a final showdown with the gang.
Main cast includes:
- Richard Eyer as Johnny Rocco
- Stephen McNally as Tony Rocco
- Coleen Gray as Lois Mayfield, Teacher
- Russ Conway as Police Lt. Fred Garron
- Leslie Bradley as Father Regan
- James Flavin as Mooney
- Matty Fain as Dino
and includes appearances by:
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Filming locations included Zoo Drive.
The film was first released by Allied Artists theatrically in the United States in December 1958. It had European releases as Rauschgiftschmuggler und Gangster in Austria, as Im Dschungel der Großstadt in West Germany in 1960, and as Det lille vidne in Denmark in 1962. Its other language titles include A Morte Selou Seus Lábios for Brazil, Ego eida ton dolofono for Greece, and Il riscatto di un gangster for Italy.
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