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What's Good for the Goose (1969)

A middle aged banker picks up two young free minded women on his way to a banker's convention and falls head over heels for one of them.

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Menahem Golan

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Menahem Golan (story), Menahem Golan (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Norman Wisdom ... Timothy Bartlett
Sally Geeson Sally Geeson ... Nikki
Sarah Atkinson Sarah Atkinson ... Meg
Sally Bazely ... Margaret
Stuart Nichol Stuart Nichol ... Bank Manager
Derek Francis Derek Francis ... Harrington
Terence Alexander ... Frisby
Paul Whitsun-Jones Paul Whitsun-Jones ... Clark
David Lodge ... Porter
Karl Lanchbury Karl Lanchbury ... Pete
Hilary Pritchard Hilary Pritchard ... Cashier in Discotheque
H.H. Goldsmith H.H. Goldsmith ... Policeman
Thelma Falls-Hand Thelma Falls-Hand ... Bank Clerk
The Pretty Things The Pretty Things ... Pop Group
George Meaton George Meaton ... Third Speaker
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A middle aged banker picks up two young free minded women on his way to a banker's convention and falls head over heels for one of them.

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Yesterday's lover makes today's scene...

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Girl Trouble See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)
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When Norman Wisdom meets his wife off a flight from London, the airport used is Liverpool John Lennon which was known as Speke at the time the film was shot. See more »

Alternate Versions

To receive 'U' certificate in 1969 the UK theatrical release was cut by the BBFC and removed all topless shots of Nikki in the bath, plus additional cuts to Nikki and Bartlett's bedroom scene, shots of hippie youths kissing and necking, and Bartlett discovering Nikki and a male lover in bed together (an even shorter version was later prepared for a 'U' VHS certificate and received heavier cuts, but got a 'PG' rating). The 1986 Krypton video release (as "Girl Trouble") was a 15 minute shorter print (possibly the 'U' certificate version), and the 1999 video/2007 DVD releases both feature the original cut 1969 'U' certificate version (but with a modern 'PG' rating). See more »

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Music and Lyrics by The Pretty Things
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This movie works better 36 years later
22 March 2005 | by microx96002See all my reviews

I remember when I first saw this movie, back in 1969, I didn't like it because I was "old school" Norman Wisdom. I still am, I prefer his silly lovable fool character in his older movies. However having seen this all over again, first time in 35 years, it was pretty entertaining, not overly funny but enough to pass 100 minutes or so. Norman plays it almost straight, there are a few touches of his silliness, but not overly slapstick. Sally Geeson, I was in love with her then, and she still has spark. Pity she retired from acting after Carry On Girls (1972), to become a school teacher, lucky kids! It does manage to give a great feel for the sixties, very psychedelic, and great music by the Pretty Things, Norman even sings the title song himself. Sally looks great in the "skinny dipping" scene, but I could've done with seeing one of my fav comedians (Wisdom)naked! Anyway, worth a few laughs, especially Norman's battle of wits with Desk Clerk, David Lodge.


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