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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 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 »

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Comedy

Certificate:

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Connections

Referenced in La dottoressa ci sta col colonnello (1980) See more »

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The Way Love Used to Be
Written by Ray Davies
Performed by The Kinks
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Has its ups and downs....
8 September 2007 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

For a movie centering around the world's first successful penis transplant, "Percy" turns out to be considerably less raunchy than one might expect; in fact, it's downright melancholy at times. The hero spends half the movie trying to discover the identity of the (deceased) donor of his new "member", and the other half meeting the donor's past conquests; in the end he realizes that going to bed with a woman only gives him pleasure when he really cares about her. The film is meandering and short on big laughs, but Hywel Bennett gives a likable, low-key performance, as do most of the women, who are quite lovely to boot (be aware, however, that the biggest names, Elke Sommer and Britt Ekland, appear only for a couple of minutes each). So "Percy" does not rise to any great heights (ha!), but it is not completely limp either (ha!) (**1/2)


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1971 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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