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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 »

Director:

Gilbert Gunn

Writers:

Terry Nation (screenplay), Trevor Peacock (based on an idea by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Faith ... Tony
Sidney James ... Harry
Carole Lesley ... Charlie
Terence Longdon ... Vernon
Clive Dunn ... Mr. Slate
Freddie Frinton Freddie Frinton ... Gilbert Pinner
Marie France Marie France ... Marie
Charles Hawtrey ... Arnold
Spike Milligan ... Tramp
Wilfrid Brambell ... Postie (as Wilfred Brambell)
Fabia Drake ... Mrs. Pinner
Harold Berens Harold Berens ... Sammy
Ewan Roberts ... Jimmy
Archie Duncan Archie Duncan ... MacDonald
Terry Scott ... Sergeant
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Storyline

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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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 June 1962 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Nu tar vi monstret See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Viscount Films Ltd. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Bandstand: Episode dated 17 November 1962 (1962) See more »

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Composed by Desmond Leslie
Josef Weinberger Music Ltd
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family film firmly set in the English sixties
7 July 2001 | by stephen-63See all my reviews

This is a family film with light humour and some lovely remembrancers of the sixties era, with baby doll nightgowns and pink angora sweaters...

Some early appearances by later UK comedy greats- an early old-man Clive Dunn, some early Wilfred Brambell etc make it worth watching.

The story about the Loch Ness Monster is pure tosh but the film never takes itself seriously at all and it is similar to a rather toned down very early Carry On film, relatively gentle.

English humour from the 60's.


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