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Cry of the Penguins (1971)

Mr. Forbush and the Penguins (original title)
Womanizing biologist studies life in colony of penguins.

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(as Al Viola)

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(novel), (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Richard Forbush
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Tara St. John Luke
Dudley Sutton ...
Starshot
Tony Britton ...
George Dewport
Thorley Walters ...
Mr. Forbush Sr.
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Mrs. Forbush
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Head of Board
Nicholas Pennell ...
Julien
Avril Angers ...
Fanny
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Tringham
Sally Geeson ...
Jackie
Brian Oulton ...
Food Store Assistant
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Ahaz Khan (as Salmaan Peer)
Hugh Moxey ...
Lord Cheddar
Norman Claridge ...
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Storyline

A young london biologist spends most of his time pursuing girls rather than pursuing science. When the opportunity to go to the Antarctic to study a colony of penguins presents itself he agrees to go, not so much for the benefit of science but rather to impress the girl he has recently been chasing. The longer he stays in the Antarctic, however, the more he becomes truly interested in the penguins fight for survival. When the time to go home finally arrives, he is a changed man with a totally new outlook on life. Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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...the zaniest bunch of birds on the South Pole! See more »

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Adventure

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December 1971 (UK)  »

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Cry of the Penguins  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jane Cardew filmed some scenes, which were cut from the final print. See more »

Goofs

When the first penguin arrives and slides on its belly towards Forbush, there are already other penguin belly tracks in the snow. See more »

Quotes

Tringham: [in a flashback voiceover] The skuas say in effect to the penguins, 'We'll keep the other skuas off in return for a fair share of your eggs and chicks.' In this way nature ensures the survival of a sufficient number of penguin chicks. A providence no to be despised by the thinking scientist.
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Soundtracks

Silent Night: (uncredited)
Composed by Franz Gruber and Joseph Mohr
Sung by John Hurt
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Oddball, uncategorizable, yet watchable.
23 January 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Look at the cast and crew list and you will see this is a film of the highest pedigree. Sometimes you get the impression that there are several films happening here and the multiplicity of directors may be a clue to the reason of this.

The title may confuse, but yes they are real penguins!

I suspect that this is one of those films that gave the deskbound money men at the studio many nightmares.


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