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What a Whopper (1961)

A writer attempts to raise some cash by writing a book about the Loch Ness Monster. No publisher will take it because they all think there isn't really a monster. The writer and some of his... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tony
... Harry
... Charlie
... Vernon
... Mr. Slate
Freddie Frinton ... Gilbert Pinner
Marie France ... Marie
... Arnold
... Tramp
Wilfrid Brambell ... Postie (as Wilfred Brambell)
... Mrs. Pinner
Harold Berens ... Sammy
... Jimmy
Archie Duncan ... MacDonald
... Sergeant
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A writer attempts to raise some cash by writing a book about the Loch Ness Monster. No publisher will take it because they all think there isn't really a monster. The writer and some of his friends make a fake monster and take photographs and then travel to Scotland to see if they can convince the locals. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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loch ness | independent film | See All (2) »

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A Book! A Monster! A Film!

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11 June 1962 (Sweden)  »

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Nu tar vi monstret  »

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Marie France receives an "introducing" credit. See more »

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The barrow boy at he beginning of the film calls Adam Faith Terry. This is Adams real name but his character is called Tony. See more »

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What a Whopper
Written by Johnny Worth
Performed by Adam Faith
Arranged by John Barry
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I don't see...
27 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

I don't see why this film as so many bad reviews, It's a pleasing British comedy of it's era (1961) with a cracking cast.

It's the type of film you'd get on BBC2 on a wet afternoon when I was a kid.

How can any film with Sid James, Spike Milligan (Who seems to be in the wrong film...), Charles Hawtrey not be an easy pleasing nostalgic view?.

Maybe I'm of the last generation that appreciates this type of film...I hope not.


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