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Wee Geordie (1955)

Geordie (original title)
Geordie is a Scots lad sent to the Melbourne Olympics to represent Britain in Hammer-Throwing. He insists on wearing his kilt...

Director:

Frank Launder

Writers:

David Walker (novel), Sidney Gilliat (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alastair Sim ... The Laird
Bill Travers ... Geordie Mac Taggart
Paul Young Paul Young ... Young Geordie Mac Taggart
Norah Gorsen Norah Gorsen ... Jean Donaldson
Anna Ferguson Anna Ferguson ... Young Jean Donaldson
Miles Malleson ... Lord Paunceton
Brian Reece Brian Reece ... Olympic Selector
Raymond Huntley ... Olympic Selector
Doris Goddard ... Helga
Jameson Clark Jameson Clark ... Geordie's Father
Molly Urquhart Molly Urquhart ... Geordie's Mother
Jack Radcliffe Jack Radcliffe ... The Minister Rev. McNab
Duncan Macrae ... Schoolmaster
Stanley Baxter ... Postman
Alex Mackenzie Alex Mackenzie ... Macrimmon
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Storyline

Concerned about his small stature, a young Scottish boy applies for a mail-order body building course, successfully gaining both height and strength. At the age of 21, he displays a talent for hammer-throwing, and is selected to represent Britain in the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne, Australia. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

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A Giant Among Comedies

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Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1955 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Wee Geordie See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Colour by) (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Geordie's mail order Mentor/Physical Culture Instructor, Henry Samson (Francis De Wolff) is obviously a spoof of real life Mail Order Muscle Building entrepreneur, Charles Atlas. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie Bill Travers and Norah Gorsen fall into the river. When they get out of the river, Norah is wet, then dry, then wet again. and as they walk away the bottom of her dress is seen to be wet whilst her top is obviously dry. See more »

Quotes

Olympic selector: You will represent England in the Olympics.
Geordie: Why would I want to do that?
Olympic selector: He means Great Britain.
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Crazy Credits

The Eagle .... "Mr Ramshaw" See more »

Connections

Referenced in Gorgo: Behind the Scenes (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Gilbert and Sullivan Medley
(uncredited)
Music by Arthur Sullivan
Arranged by Dan Godfrey
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Innocent Fun, Good Family Entertainmnt
25 November 2006 | by jstewart24See all my reviews

I first saw this movie on late night TV as a youth around 10 years old.Luckily, I got to stay up late one night over the weekend and surprise! there was a film called "Wee Geordie" on late night TV. I still remember it to this day. Sentimental? yes, but as a full blooded Scot, that scene of the mountains back hame,and hearing the Bagpipes in "Big" Geordie's dream sequence, still brings a tear to my eyes after 42 years. That's an excellent film in my opinion and I would recommend it to anyone with a drop of Celtic heritage or anyone who enjoyed films like " Rob Roy" and "BraveHeart". Wee Geordie thankfully, is without all the "historic" violence. Still another great film that deserves to be mentioned here,is "Tunes of Glory" with Sir Alec Guiness.This film is definitely not as innocent as Wee Geordie in nature. But in my opinion, it also ranks as one of the best Scottish Army themed films ever made, and still is dynamic entertainment. Enjoy!


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