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Wee Geordie (1955)
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Geordie is a Scots lad sent to the Melbourne Olympics to represent Britain in Hammer-Throwing. He insists on wearing his kilt...

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Geordie
Paul Young ...
Young Geordie
Norah Gorsen ...
Jean
Anna Ferguson ...
Young Jean
Miles Malleson ...
Lord Paunceton
Brian Reece ...
Olympic Selector
Raymond Huntley ...
Olympic Selector
Doris Goddard ...
Helga
Jameson Clark ...
Geordie's Father
Molly Urquhart ...
Geordie's Mother
Jack Radcliffe ...
The Minister
Duncan Macrae ...
Schoolmaster
Stanley Baxter ...
Postman
Alex Mackenzie ...
Macrimmon
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Storyline

Concerned about his small stature, a young Scottish boy applies for a mail-order body building course, successfully gaining both height and strength. At the age of 21, he displays a talent for hammer-throwing, and is selected to represent Britain in the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne, Australia. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

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A Giant Among Comedies

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Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

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September 1955 (UK)  »

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Wee Geordie  »

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Trivia

The reporter asking for Geordie's details after the rescue says he is from the "Melbourne Sun'. The next day at the Games the paper showing the story is the 'Melbourne Argus', another of the three morning papers published in Melbourne at the time. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie Bill Travers and Norah Gorsen fall into the river. When they get out of the river, Noarah is wet, then dry, then wet again. See more »

Quotes

Postman: Do ye know thought that came to me on the way up?
Geordie: What?
Postman: You're a big fella sure enough, but maybe almighty providence would've made you just as big if you'd never done any exercises at all.
Geordie: That's no very likely.
Postman: No, but it's a comical thought.
Geordie: I wouldnee say comical. The exercises was a big expense.
Postman: [laughs as he rides off on his bicycle] Aye!
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: THE PLACE: Scotland

THE TIME: Yesterday and Today-with a wee peep at Tomorrow. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Highland Laddie
(uncredited)
Traditional
Arranged by William Alwyn
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Geordie... a WEE movie with a GIANT impact...
19 April 2001 | by (Anchorage, AK) – See all my reviews

This movie is truly a classic... It is a classic story of a small boy who is tired of being small and rather than having sand kicked in his face, sends off for a "HE-MAN" mail order course... He then trains and dedicates himself to strength training and eventually grows to become an Olympic champion in the Hammer Throw, one of the Olympic strong man events... This movie is great and reminds us of days when Olympic champions were built from desire and hard work rather than todays steroids and other controversial techniques... A must see...


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