Johnny Rocco (1958)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Run Time - 84 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Young schoolboy Johnny Rocco (Richard Eyer) has a stuttering problem. Though this in itself is not unusual, the source of Johnny's nervous impediment is off the beaten track: Johnny's father (Stephen McNally) happens to be a high-ranking mobster. When Lois (Coleen Gray), the boy's teacher, takes a special interest in Johnny's plight, she finds her life in danger. Rival mobsters and police officials alike pursue Johnny and Lois because of privileged "inside" information that the boy carries in his head. The script for Johnny Rocco was based on a story by actor Richard (I Led Three Lives) Carlson.

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gangster, assassination, boy, chase, child, criminal, danger, death, evidence, father, killing, love, on-the-run, organization, partner, police, rescue, schoolteacher, secrets, shock, son, student, stutterer, target [object of attack], teacher, witness