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Percy (1971)

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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Genres:

Comedy

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R | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ben bir erkegim See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Based on a novel by the father of Robyn Hitchcock. See more »

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

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God's Children
Written by Ray Davies
Performed by The Kinks
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Flaccid.
30 January 2012 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

When antiques dealer Edwin (Hywel Bennett) loses his tally-whacker in a freak accident, he becomes the first ever patient to undergo a penis transplant.

The permissive society of the swinging sixties and early seventies gave rise to the great British sex comedy, bawdy farces that offered cheap titillation to the masses in the form of ribald innuendo, silly sexual situations, and gratuitous nudity.

Percy looks set to be a classic example of the genre, it's penis transplant subject matter lending itself perfectly to such bawdy treatment, and sure enough, viewers are quickly treated to some suggestive dialogue, unsubtle phallic imagery and curvaceous beauties in skimpy outfits. The lowbrow laughs don't last long, however, soon giving way to a much more sober approach, the film focusing instead on Edwin's confusion and emotional turmoil following his operation.

This shift to a more ponderous tone serves to make Percy a more respectable movie than it could otherwise have been—a shame, 'cos I'd been looking forward to a huge helping of shameless smut and seriously saucy giggles and what I actually got was that guy from Shelley looking downright miserable (yet again) even when faced with a series of sexy 70s babes desperate for a seeing to.

One thing's for sure, Robin Askwith wouldn't have wasted time deliberating his dilemma when he could've been testing out his new todger!


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