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The Breaking of Bumbo (1970)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 21 September 1973 (Ireland)
The hilarious adventures of young Bumbo Bailey, who enlists in the Brigade of Guards and is based in the prestigious Wellington Barracks in London in the Swinging Sixties. He regards his social life as important as his military.

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The hilarious adventures of young Bumbo Bailey, who enlists in the Brigade of Guards and is based in the prestigious Wellington Barracks in London in the Swinging Sixties. He regards his social life as important as his military.

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Tony Richardson and John Osborne originally tried to set up " The Breaking of Bumbo " with Peter O'Toole starring. See more »

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Red is London
Music by Brian Gascoigne
Lyrics by Andrew Sinclair (uncredited)
Sung by Jean Hart
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Feeble movie, never released in cinemas.
2 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

I saw this at the Round-House in London at a big Film exhibition in about 1970 just after it was made. ( I recall the school took us up for the day.) I recall it was mildly funny but betrayed its origin as a children's book. Its attempts to portray a sort of tourist image of swinging London seemed rather anachronistic even at the time. I believe this was about the only time it was shown in public. It poked fun at the British Army Guards Regiments and rather improbably had Bumbo trying to convert the soldiers under his command to passivism and get them to lay down their arms while on parade. It was Joanna Lumley's début in the movie but as it was never shown it did little for her at the time. With the coming of DVDs it has now been released but I don't plan to buy it.


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