Bottoms Up. Professor J. Edwards M.A. (Jimmy Edwards). Copyright: Transocean Films
Bottoms Up

Bottoms Up

  • 1960 film

Feature film based on the TV sitcom Whack-O!, starring Jimmy Edwards as the headmaster of Chiselbury School, 'for the sons of gentlefolk'. Also features Arthur Howard, Martita Hunt, Sydney Tafler, Raymond Huntley, Reginald Beckwith and more.

Bottoms Up. Copyright: Transocean Films

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
1960
Stars
Jimmy Edwards, Arthur Howard, Martita Hunt, Sydney Tafler, Raymond Huntley, Reginald Beckwith, Vanda Hudson, Melvyn Hayes and more
Writers
Michael Pertwee, Frank Muir and Denis Norden
Director
Mario Zampi
Producer
Mario Zampi
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The headmaster of Chiselbury School, Professor Edwards, has a rather novel plan to raise the profile - and profits - of his establishment when a new, no-nonsense chairman of the school's governors puts him on notice for his position.

A brave plot involving gambling debts, a Cockney delinquent, a middle-eastern prince and the secrecy of the Foreign Office is put into action: but when the other boys of the school, lead by rabble-rousing Bishop's son Wendover, go into full revolt and a gang of kidnappers arrive at Chiselbury on the very same night, it's not just Edwards's job but the school's entire existence that seems to be on the line...

Additional details

UK certificate
U
Duration
88 minutes
UK release
March 1960
UK premiere
Tuesday 8th March 1960
Distributors

Warner-Pathe

Also known as
  • Bottoms Up!
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Black and white
Soundtrack
Music composed and directed by Stanley Black, played by the Associated British Studio Orchestra. School Song lyrics by Sid Colin.

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Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Tuesday 10th November 2020 at 6:00am on TPTV
  • Sunday 19th July 2020 at 11:00am on TPTV
  • Wednesday 22nd January 2020 at 11:30am on TPTV

Recording details

  • Associated British Elstree Studios

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