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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
Paul Young Paul Young ... Young Geordie
Norah Gorsen Norah Gorsen ... Jean
Anna Ferguson Anna Ferguson ... Young Jean
Miles Malleson ... Lord Paunceton
Brian Reece Brian Reece ... Olympic Selector
Raymond Huntley ... Olympic Selector
Doris Goddard Doris Goddard ... Helga
Jameson Clark Jameson Clark ... Geordie's Father
Molly Urquhart Molly Urquhart ... Geordie's Mother
Jack Radcliffe Jack Radcliffe ... The Minister
Duncan Macrae ... Schoolmaster
Stanley Baxter 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

The reporter asking for Geordie's details after the rescue says he is from the "Melbourne Sun'. The next day at the Games the paper showing the story is the 'Melbourne Argus', another of the three morning papers published in Melbourne at the time. 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

Schoolmaster: I only wish, McTaggart, that you had acquired as much in knowledge as much as you have in height and weight. Nevertheless you have managed to obtain your school leaving certificate.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: THE PLACE: Scotland

THE TIME: Yesterday

and Today-with a wee peep at Tomorrow. 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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Geordie... a WEE movie with a GIANT impact...
19 April 2001 | by milkdudsSee all my reviews

This movie is truly a classic... It is a classic story of a small boy who is tired of being small and rather than having sand kicked in his face, sends off for a "HE-MAN" mail order course... He then trains and dedicates himself to strength training and eventually grows to become an Olympic champion in the Hammer Throw, one of the Olympic strong man events... This movie is great and reminds us of days when Olympic champions were built from desire and hard work rather than todays steroids and other controversial techniques... A must see...


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