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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.

Director:

Menahem Golan

Writers:

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 ... Harrington
Terence Alexander ... Frisby
Paul Whitsun-Jones Paul Whitsun-Jones ... Clark
David Lodge ... Porter
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...and mating is a whole new ballgame!

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Comedy

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Trivia

Where Norman Wisdom drops off Sarah Atkinson on the Promenade in Southport, if you look south from there on Google Street View (as of 2020) there is coincidentally a Goose captured by the camera. See more »

Alternate Versions

In Australia, Delta Home Video released Girl Trouble on VHS in 1987. This was a censored version that removed all the shots of topless nudity, as well as other footage. See more »

Connections

Featured in Talkies: Talking Pictures with Sally Geeson (2019) See more »

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Alexandra
Music and Lyrics by The Pretty Things
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Misunderstood ... and wonderful
19 May 2005 | by kankawSee all my reviews

It's unfortunate this film has taken as much criticism as it has. I understand why it has -- anyone expecting a 50s Wisdom farce will not find what they're seeking. It is by no means the funniest film he made.

But its charm isn't in the funny bits. Understood as a poignant, even sad, tale of a middle-aged banker desperate to be young again, it comes off surprisingly well. Nikki (Sally Geeson) is as dangerous as she is delicious, and the audience (at least the men in the audience) are likely to fall for her right along with Norm.

Judge this film on its own terms and understand it's an atypical Wisdom film. Look for the sadness, not the laughs, and you'll find there's more there than you thought.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)
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