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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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December 1969 (USA)  »

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Girl Trouble  »

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In the UK version of the film, Sally Geeson wears a bra in the hotel bedroom scene. In the German version, she is topless. See more »

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Never Be Me
Music and Lyrics by The Pretty Things
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Misunderstood ... and wonderful
19 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's unfortunate this film has taken as much criticism as it has. I understand why it has -- anyone expecting a 50s Wisdom farce will not find what they're seeking. It is by no means the funniest film he made.

But its charm isn't in the funny bits. Understood as a poignant, even sad, tale of a middle-aged banker desperate to be young again, it comes off surprisingly well. Nikki (Sally Geeson) is as dangerous as she is delicious, and the audience (at least the men in the audience) are likely to fall for her right along with Norm.

Judge this film on its own terms and understand it's an atypical Wisdom film. Look for the sadness, not the laughs, and you'll find there's more there than you thought.


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