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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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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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Eagle's Sun
Music and Lyrics by The Pretty Things
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A timid man's eyes are opened to the swinging sixties
19 November 2001 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

If you can get over the shock of seeing Norman Wisdom playing someone other than Pitkin without the ill fitting suit and cap, then it's not as bad as you'd expect. The speeded up title sequence was a nice idea but unfortunately it goes on far too long and outstays it's welcome. Confusingly there's a credit attributing the singing of the theme to Norman himself, but that version is at the end of the film.

Simply, Norman plays a somewhat timid banker who has a fairly hum drum life, married with children. He ends up having to go to the executive conference held at a seaside resort. On the way he picks up two teenage girl hitchhikers who end up opening his eyes to the fun filled world of the late 1960's. There's visual appeal in the shape of Sally Geeson (sister of Judy) who once said the most embarrassing thing she ever did was the nude scene on the beach in this film.

For the genre, a lightweight swinging sixties comedy it's enjoyable. Features "The Pretty Things" in a psychedelic club scene. Groovy Man!


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