The Breaking Of Bumbo. Image shows from L to R: Susie (Joanna Lumley), C.S.M. Peters (Derek Newark), Jock (John Bird). Copyright: Timon Films / Associated British Corporation.

The Breaking Of Bumbo

The Breaking Of Bumbo. Image shows from L to R: Susie (Joanna Lumley), Bumbo Bailey (Richard Warwick). Copyright: Timon Films / Associated British Corporation.

The Breaking Of Bumbo

Comedy contrasting the demands of a military life with the temptations of the early 1960s and the sexual revolution

Genre
Film
Released
1970
Creator
Andrew Sinclair
Starring
Richard Warwick, Joanna Lumley, Natasha Pyne, Jeremy Child, Derek Newark, Donald McKillop, Anthony May, Robert Russell and others
Writer
Andrew Sinclair
Director
Andrew Sinclair
Producer
L. Jeffrey Selznick

Bumbo Bailey, a newly commissioned Ensign of the Household Brigade, considers his social life every bit as important as his military career. But his troubles begin when he falls in with the luscious Susie and her friend Jock, whose principal occupation is organising anti-war demonstrations. When they decide to protest outside Wellington Barracks, Bumbo's military career is soon in jeopardy!

Production Details

UK certificate
A
Duration
94 minutes
Release date
1970
Production companies
Soundtrack
Red is London sung by Jean Hart; Waterloo Station by Chris Ellis; Springtime in the City performed by the Graham Bond Organisation.
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Saturday 25th February 2017 at 8:00pm on London Live

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