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Johnny Rocco

  (Redirected from Johnny Rocco (1958 film))

Johnny Rocco is a 1958 crime film noir directed by Paul Landres starring Richard Eyer, Stephen McNally, and Coleen Gray.

Johnny Rocco
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American cinema poster
Directed byPaul Landres
Produced byScott R. Dunlap
Written by
  • James O'Hanlon
  • Samuel Roeca
Story byRichard Carlson
Music byEdward J. Kay
CinematographyWilliam Margulies
Edited byGeorge White
Scott R. Dublap Productions
Distributed byAllied Artists Pictures
Release date
  • December 21, 1958 (1958-12-21) (United States)
Running time
84 minutes
CountryUnited States



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:

and includes appearances by:


Filming locations included Zoo Drive.[1]


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,[2] as Im Dschungel der Großstadt in West Germany in 1960,[3] 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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  1. ^ E. J. Stephens; Mark Wanamaker (2011). Griffith Park. Arcadia Publishing. p. 118. ISBN 9780738588834.
  2. ^ Leminger, Spalding (March 1960). "Rauschgiftschmuggler und Gangster". Neues Film-Programm. Weiss (1826): 4.
  3. ^ "Im Dschungel der Grosstadt". Illustrierte Film-Bühne. Vereinigte Verlagsgesellschaften Franke & Co. KG (5206). March 1960.

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