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Percy (1971)

 -  Comedy  -  3 March 1971 (USA)
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Edwin Antony (Hywel Bennett) is emasculated in an accident which kills a young philanderer. Doctors successfully replace his member with that of the dead man, but refuse to tell him the ... See full summary »

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Hywel Bennett ...
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Helga
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Dorothy Chiltern-Barlow
Cyd Hayman ...
Moira Warrington
Janet Key ...
Hazel Anthony
Tracey Crisp ...
Miss Elder
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Rita La Rousse
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Mrs. Penney
Patrick Mower ...
James Vaile
Pauline Delaney ...
Sister Flanagan
Adrienne Posta ...
Maggie Hyde
Julia Foster ...
Marilyn
Sheila Steafel ...
Mrs. Gold
Arthur English ...
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Edwin Antony (Hywel Bennett) is emasculated in an accident which kills a young philanderer. Doctors successfully replace his member with that of the dead man, but refuse to tell him the full story of the organ's origin. So Edwin begins a search which takes him to the philanderer's wife - and also to his many, many girlfriends... Written by Mark Doran <za13@dial.pipex.com>

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3 March 1971 (USA)  »

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Ben bir erkegim  »

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It was written in the script there would be a This Is Your Life (1955) spoof but copyright problems and legal issues led this idea being dropped. See more »

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Followed by It's Not the Size That Counts (1974) See more »

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Written by Ray Davies
Performed by The Kinks
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Gently dramatic exploration of relationships with great soundtrack
27 March 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I've always been fond of this film. The seemingly intentional mis-marketing as a raunchy comedy is not uncommon for the time, and is really damaging to what is essentially a look at sexual relationships and sexuality. There's a sweet naivety about the films perspective, caught up in the era in which is was released. Not much raunchiness, innuendo base titillation is more the course. As for the comedy there are a few laughs, and they do help alleviate some of the melancholy moments. For me it's in the emotional twists and turns that the film really shows interest and variety.

The Kinks wrote and performed the soundtrack. The songs are well constructed with some touchingly sentimental moments. An appreciation of The Kinks would most certainly aid ones appreciation the film, the lyrics embellishing he drama considerably.

I'm really surprised this film has been rated so low. How much of that is related to the mis-marketing and an under appreciation of the soundtrack?


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