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Wee Geordie (1955)
"Geordie" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  September 1955 (UK)
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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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The Laird
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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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Trivia

Geordie's mail order Mentor/Physical Culture Instructor, Henry Samson (Francis DeWolff) is obviously a spoof of real life Mail Order Muscle Building entrepreneur, Charles Atlas. 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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The Golden Eagle .... "Mr Ramshaw" See more »

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

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The British Grenadiers
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Innocent Fun, Good Family Entertainmnt
25 November 2006 | by (Huntington Beach, California) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie on late night TV as a youth around 10 years old.Luckily, I got to stay up late one night over the weekend and surprise! there was a film called "Wee Geordie" on late night TV. I still remember it to this day. Sentimental? yes, but as a full blooded Scot, that scene of the mountains back hame,and hearing the Bagpipes in "Big" Geordie's dream sequence, still brings a tear to my eyes after 42 years. That's an excellent film in my opinion and I would recommend it to anyone with a drop of Celtic heritage or anyone who enjoyed films like " Rob Roy" and "BraveHeart". Wee Geordie thankfully, is without all the "historic" violence. Still another great film that deserves to be mentioned here,is "Tunes of Glory" with Sir Alec Guiness.This film is definitely not as innocent as Wee Geordie in nature. But in my opinion, it also ranks as one of the best Scottish Army themed films ever made, and still is dynamic entertainment. Enjoy!


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