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

Bottoms Up

1960 British comedy film based on the TV sitcom Whack-O. Stars Jimmy Edwards, Arthur Howard, Martita Hunt, Sydney Tafler, Raymond Huntley and others.

Bottoms Up. Copyright: Transocean Films.

Bottoms Up

Feature film based on the TV sitcom Whack-O!, starring Jimmy Edwards as the headmaster of Chiselbury School, 'for the sons of gentlefolk'

Genre
Film
Released
1960
Starring
Jimmy Edwards, Arthur Howard, Martita Hunt, Sydney Tafler, Raymond Huntley, Reginald Beckwith, Vanda Hudson, Melvyn Hayes and others
Writer
Michael Pertwee
Director
Mario Zampi
Producer
Mario Zampi

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...

Production Details

UK certificate
U
Duration
88 minutes
Release date
March 1960
Premiere
Tuesday 8th March 1960
Distributor

Associated British Pathe

Production company
Also known as
  • Bottoms Up! (Other official name)
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.
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Monday 1st April 2019 at 3:45pm on TPTV

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