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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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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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WHAT'S GOOD FOR THE GOOSE (Menahem Golan, 1969) **
3 January 2008 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

Norman Wisdom's final starring vehicle was a departure from his previous outings – bringing his accident-prone milquetoast up-to-date, this being a product of the Swinging Sixties! The end result is an uneasy and occasionally embarrassing comedy which mixes the star's typical slapstick (and sentimentality) with mild sexuality and even milder satire; the plot has to do with an executive on a trip for a banking conference falling for teenager Sally Geeson (who doesn't mind getting involved with him but doesn't take their relationship all that seriously either); Sarah Atkinson appears as Geeson's friend who warns Norman of her fickle character.

The film is nowhere near as bad as Leonard Maltin's BOMB rating would have it and, if anything, is interesting for its treatment of mid-life crisis (being in many ways similar to Hoffman [1970] and 10 [1979] – both of which, incidentally, I've only just watched); towards the end, Norman even tries to bring his wife round to his new way of thinking! The Pretty Things appear as themselves performing a number of good tunes in a nightclub and Norm himself sings the catchy title track!


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