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What a Whopper (1961)

A writer attempts to raise some cash by writing a book about the Loch Ness Monster. No publisher will take it because they all think there isn't really a monster. The writer and some of his... See full summary »

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Tony Blake
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Harry Sutton
Carole Lesley ...
Charlotte 'Charlie' Pinner
Terence Longdon ...
Vernon
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Mr. Slate
Freddie Frinton ...
Gilbert Pinner
Marie France ...
Marie
Charles Hawtrey ...
Arnold
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Tramp
Wilfrid Brambell ...
Postie (as Wildred Brambell)
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Mrs. Pinner
Harold Berens ...
Sammy
Ewan Roberts ...
Jimmy
Archie Duncan ...
MacDonald
Terry Scott ...
Sergeant
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A writer attempts to raise some cash by writing a book about the Loch Ness Monster. No publisher will take it because they all think there isn't really a monster. The writer and some of his friends make a fake monster and take photographs and then travel to Scotland to see if they can convince the locals. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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A Book! A Monster! A Film!

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11 June 1962 (Sweden)  »

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Nu tar vi monstret  »

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Marie-France receives an "introducing" credit. See more »

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Composed by Desmond Leslie
Josef Weinberger Music Ltd
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Almost makes Plan 9 seem workable.
19 March 2002 | by (Leeds, Yorkshire, UK) – See all my reviews

It's almost sad to see dependable British comedy actors like Sid James and Terry Scott involved with such rubbish. Even they are just going through the motions. The Daleks must have been the highlight of Terry Nation's career; reckon he scribbled parts of this screenplay in his sleep.

The real star is the Phantom II? hearse, UW 3000, used in the filming. Where is she now - known to the RREC?


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