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Wee Geordie (1955)

Geordie (original title)
Geordie is a very small boy who feels that the girl he loves is ignoring him because of his size. He decides to take a correspondence course in body-building. At 21, Geordie becomes one of the tallest and strongest men in Scotland.

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 ... 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 reelstreets

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A chuckling glimpse of the past...a laughing look at the present and a hilarious peek at the future See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

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Trivia

Norah Gorsen receives 'And Introducing' credit. 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

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

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Radetzky March
(uncredited)
Music by Johann Strauss Sr.
Arranged by Norman Richardson
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With the 2000 Olympics in Australia, it's time to bring this back on VHS/DVD
7 July 2000 | by drmike99See all my reviews

I remember this movie vividly from the 1950's when I saw it once. It has never been on tape and should be, especially with the 200 Olympics in Australia. This is a very enjoyable film about a SMALL young boy who takes a body building course by correspondence and grows up to represent Scotland in the hammer throw in the Melbourne Olympics in 1956. It is time to bring it back.


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Official Sites:

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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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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Colour by) (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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