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What's Good for the Goose (1969)

R | | Comedy | December 1969 (USA)
A middle aged banker picks up two young free minded women on his way to a banker's convention and falls head over heels for one of them.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Timothy Bartlett
Sally Geeson ...
Nikki
Sarah Atkinson ...
Meg
Sally Bazely ...
Margaret Bartlett
Stuart Nichol ...
Bank Manager
Derek Francis ...
Harrington
Terence Alexander ...
Frisby
Paul Whitsun-Jones ...
Clark
David Lodge ...
Porter
Karl Lanchbury ...
Pete
Hilary Pritchard ...
Cashier in Discotheque
H.H. Goldsmith ...
Policeman
Thelma Falls-Hand ...
Bank Clerk
The Pretty Things ...
Pop Group
George Meaton ...
Third Speaker
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A middle aged banker picks up two young free minded women on his way to a banker's convention and falls head over heels for one of them.

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Yesterday's lover makes today's scene...

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Girl Trouble  »

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Blow Your Mind
Music and Lyrics by The Pretty Things
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Favourable!
1 November 2001 | by (Coventry, England) – See all my reviews

I can fully understand why some people dislike this film when taken at face value, but from a personal point of view, I love it! As a huge fan of 60's culture, I think that it's a lovely "period piece", well in keeping with the times. The nightclub scenes are suitably groovy with the fabulous Pretty Things, whose appearance, while maybe not as dramatic as that by The Yardbirds in "Blow Up", is nonetheless highly entertaining. And of course, Sally Geeson is absolutely gorgeous (as ever!) Sarah Atkinson is rather tasty too!

I imagine that the two main categories of people that despise this film are "Old School" Norman Wisdom fans who expected him to be staggering around calling "Mr. Grimsdale!" and those who take exception to the non-moral stance concerning extra-marital affairs contained within the subtext of this film (let us not forget, this was the era of "Free Love"!) All the same, this flick does have a cult following, mainly consisting of Sally Geeson and Pretty Things fans. I qualify on both counts, so I suppose I am a little biased!


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