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The Dollar Bottom (1981)

G  |   |  Short  |  February 1981 (UK)
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Light-hearted tale about an enterprising Edinburgh boarding school boy who sets up an insurance scheme for fellow pupils in 1953 against getting caned, which quickly earns him a small fortune

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Urquhart ...
Headmaster
Rikki Fulton ...
Karl
Jonathan McNeil ...
Taylor 2
Angus Kittler Reid ...
Graham (as Angus Reid)
Iain Andrew ...
Browne
David Bullion ...
Macadam
Martin Thom ...
Neil Crossan ...
Knox
John Field ...
Hepburn
Peter Adair ...
Moncrieff
David Mowat ...
Porter
Ruth Munroe ...
Mrs. Maclaren
Alexander Bell ...
Schoolboy
Robin Gow ...
Schoolboy (as Robin Gowe)
Bruce Barrons ...
Schoolboy
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Light-hearted tale about an enterprising Edinburgh boarding school boy who sets up an insurance scheme for fellow pupils in 1953 against getting caned, which quickly earns him a small fortune

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Penneissä miljoonan alku  »

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19 May 2004 | by (Victoria, Australia) – See all my reviews

I saw this short film about 20-25 years ago. It was shown during an intermission of another film of which I have no idea what that was.

It was about a boy who starts up an insurance scheme in a boys school which pays out to students who get the cane. It ends up being quite lucrative until the principal really starts to take on the student insurance creator.

I remember really enjoying this simplistic, yet quite clever little story, and hope that one day I might actually get to see it again sometime. But I doubt that its available any where in any shape or form. If anyone has any clues, or one the makers sees this comment, you might give me a little email if you have a copy, or can copy. I'm sure my kids would like it as well. I gave this show a 7, simply because for such a short film, seen only once so long ago, I still remember quite a lot of it. WELL DONE!!


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