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

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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:
Paul Young ...
Young Geordie
Norah Gorsen ...
Anna Ferguson ...
Young Jean
Miles Malleson ...
Lord Paunceton
Brian Reece ...
Olympic Selector
Raymond Huntley ...
Olympic Selector
Doris Goddard ...
Jameson Clark ...
Geordie's Father
Molly Urquhart ...
Geordie's Mother
Jack Radcliffe ...
The Minister
Duncan Macrae ...
Stanley Baxter ...
Alex Mackenzie ...


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 <>

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A Giant Among Comedies


Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport


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Release Date:

September 1955 (UK)  »

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Wee Geordie  »

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1.37 : 1
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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 »


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 »


The Laird: Never shoot Kestrels, George. They're wonderful birds and do a power of good.
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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 »


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


The British Grenadiers
Arranged by Roger Barsotti
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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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