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Percy (1971)

R | | Comedy | 3 March 1971 (USA)
Edwin Antony (Hywel Bennett) is emasculated in an accident which kills a young philanderer. Doctors successfully replace his member with that of the dead man, but refuse to tell him the ... See full summary »

Director:

Ralph Thomas

Writers:

Raymond Hitchcock (novel), Terence Feely (additional material) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hywel Bennett ... Edwin Anthony
Denholm Elliott ... Emmanuel Whitbread
Elke Sommer ... Helga
Britt Ekland ... Dorothy Chiltern-Barlow
Cyd Hayman ... Moira Warrington
Janet Key Janet Key ... Hazel Anthony
Tracey Crisp Tracey Crisp ... Miss Elder
Antonia Ellis ... Rita La Rousse
Tracy Reed ... Mrs. Penney
Patrick Mower ... James Vaile
Pauline Delaney ... Sister Flanagan
Adrienne Posta ... Maggie Hyde
Julia Foster ... Marilyn
Sheila Steafel ... Mrs. Gold
Arthur English ... Pub Comic
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Edwin Antony (Hywel Bennett) is emasculated in an accident which kills a young philanderer. Doctors successfully replace his member with that of the dead man, but refuse to tell him the full story of the organ's origin. So Edwin begins a search which takes him to the philanderer's wife - and also to his many, many girlfriends... Written by Mark Doran <za13@dial.pipex.com>

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Spend a hilarious 101 minutes with "Percy"! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Trivia

First cinema film of Tony Haygarth. See more »

Connections

Followed by It's Not the Size That Counts (1974) See more »

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Helga
Written by Ray Davies
Performed by The Kinks
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A sweet movie
24 July 2013 | by StrangeBrew1605See all my reviews

I agree with all who describe this film as poorly marketed. I'm not however sure what the correct marketing would be! The movie begins as a bawdy comedy and eventually becomes a rather sweet tale of people in pursuit of love, or a least a respite from loneliness or simple boredom. Some nice characters played by British stalwarts including Graham Crowden and Sheila Steafal. Cyd Hayman is stunning and charming in equal degree. Hywel Bennet is as reliable as always. Seems to be one of those films where a slightly confused script just seems to work. However my real weakness for this movie is that it captures London at the time beautifully. Like a swinging sixties movies (though released 1971 so presumably filmed 70 or 71) it catches the mood. Catch it if you can.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Percy See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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