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It's Not the Size That Counts (1974)

Percy's Progress (original title)
Percy, the man with the world's first penis transplant, discovers that there is a chemical in the city's water that makes men impotent.

Director:

Ralph Thomas

Writers:

Sid Colin, Raymond Hitchcock (characters) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leigh Lawson ... Percy Edward Anthony
Elke Sommer ... Clarissa
Denholm Elliott ... Sir Emmanuel Whitbread
Judy Geeson ... Dr. Fairweather
Harry H. Corbett ... Prime Minister
Vincent Price ... Stavos Mammonian
Adrienne Posta ... P.C. 217 'Iris'
Julie Ege ... Miss Hanson
Barry Humphries ... Dr. Anderson / Australian TV Lady
James Booth ... Jeffcot
Milo O'Shea ... Dr. Klein
Ronald Fraser ... Bleeker
Anthony Andrews ... Catchpole
Bernard Lee ... Barraclough
Madeline Smith ... Miss UK
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Storyline

Percy, the man with the world's first penis transplant, discovers that there is a chemical in the city's water that makes men impotent.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 1976 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

It's Not the Size That Counts See more »

Filming Locations:

Cyprus See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Welbeck Films Ltd. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

Leigh Lawson replaced Hywel Bennett after Bennett turned down the sequel. See more »

Quotes

Prime Minister: There's only one erection in the entire universe - and it's got a GB plate on it!
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Alternate Versions

The U.S version of the film (retitled "It's Not The Size That Counts") featured additional footage shot by the distributors. These included an opening scene showing a penis transplant operation and a brief scene where a dwarf leaps out of a woman's bed (she then says the film's U.S title). The dwarf was played by Luis De Jesus who was more infamously known for playing Ralphus in Bloodsucking Freaks. See more »

Connections

Follows Percy (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Autumn Sunset
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Music by Johnny Pearson
Themes International
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An all-time low for all involved
17 January 2013 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I haven't seen the original Percy, but the cast that consists of the likes of Denholm Elliot, Vincent Price(my main reason as I am a big fan and completist of his) and Barry Humphries promised much. Sadly, the cast that looked so great on paper are largely wasted in this awful movie, an all-time low for all involved. The biggest problem was the script, which had no fun or wit whatsoever. You'd be hard pressed to find any jokes, and when there are any glimpses of anything resembling one it was the kind that is better flushed down the toilet. The story is thinly structured and so poorly focused that it is very difficult to find anything interesting or easy to comprehend, while the characters have no likability or any sense of development, the direction from Ralph Thomas lacks life and has the feel that he didn't know what he was doing, the soundtrack feels misplaced and too much and it even looks amateurish. Leigh Lawson, in an attempt to give him greater exposure, is also rather bland in the lead role.

Overall, the cast were promising but are (grossly) poorly utilised in a frankly infantile waste of time. 1/10 Bethany Cox


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