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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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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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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 British Grenadiers
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Wonderful low-key Comedy about big Scot who gets the gold at the Melbourne Olympics
2 October 2000 | by (San Antonio, Texas) – See all my reviews

Farm boy Rulon Gardner's fabulous win at the Sydney Olympics in Greco-Roman wrestling is almost a real-life incarnation of the hero of "Wee Geordie." Goerdie, the hero of this wonderful low-key comedy, starts out as an undersized little boy in rural Scotland, who grows up to be very big indeed. He takes up hammer-throwing after completing a physical-culture courst that converts him from 99 lb. weakling to "Charles Atlas." And, of course, he ends up in the 1956 Olympics, wearing his kilt and throwing for the gold.

I saw this film as a kid when it first came out, and was lucky enough to see it on television about a decade ago--and it had lost none of its charm. What with Rulon and Sydney, it's time to bring out this wonderful comedy on Video/DVD. Alistair Sim is a wonderful laird and Bill Travers plays the ultra-grown-up Geordie. It's really funny in the way of Brit comedies of the era.


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