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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

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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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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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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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: THE PLACE: Scotland

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

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Referenced in Gorgo: Behind the Scenes (2000) See more »

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Gilbert and Sullivan Medley
(uncredited)
Music by Arthur Sullivan
Arranged by Dan Godfrey
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Life changing
8 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was born in 1954 and saw this movie when I was very small. This stuck with me forever. At first it motivated me to exercise. I attacked it with zeal. I am not going to self boast by going through what my accomplishments were, but they were significant. I applied this same zeal in my business life. Again, I am not going to boast, but this movie gave me the inspiration to keep on keeping on, even if you are not the biggest and best. My company is very successful and there is no stopping.

I would recommend that any parent show this movie to any child. It is timeless and trans gender. Simply my favorite movie.


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