Bottoms Up!

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'

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Friday 4th October 2019, 12:14am
  • England
  • 16,212 posts

Rather tired comedy that wouldn't appeal today and not as funny as the TV series it was based on (I have one on DVD and it's better than this). Arthur Howard as the put-upon Deputy Head Pettigrew was as always very good though.

Interesting nonetheless if only to see a young Richard Briers and yet again Melvin Hayes (at 24) playing a schoolboy - also sort of "linked" to him was Donald Hewlett, as a teacher, who played the Colonel in It Ain't Half Hot Mum.

ALSO noticed, yet again, that TPTV had blurred out a very brief shot of somebody's nude (Gosh!!) bottom, as they did at the end of the I'm All Right Jack film. Very silly bit of PC control.

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john tregorran

  • Friday 4th October 2019, 12:40am [Edited]
  • mornington,victoria, Australia
  • 296 posts

Hitting someone on the bottom with a stick. It's just done for pleasure, by some, these days isn't it?
(So I've been told.)

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beaky

  • Friday 4th October 2019, 10:47am
  • Malaga and Brighton, United Kingdom
  • 2,593 posts

Very kinky with elements of paedophilia.

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john tregorran

  • Friday 4th October 2019, 8:36pm [Edited]
  • mornington,victoria, Australia
  • 296 posts

Jimmy Edwards made a career out of it. Apart from Mr Glum I can't remember him in much else.

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Rood Eye

  • Friday 4th October 2019, 9:03pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 2,760 posts

Jim was very much a product of his generation: a decorated RAF pilot, he grew his trademark handlebar moustache in order to conceal injuries sustained in a crash landing when his Dakota was brought down by enemy action.

Not a lot of people know that!

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Billy Bunter

  • Saturday 5th October 2019, 9:17am
  • The Sussex Coast, England
  • 934 posts
Quote: john tregorran @ 4th October 2019, 8:36 PM

Jimmy Edwards made a career out of it.Apart from Mr Glum I can't remember him in much else.

Two other films - Innocents in Paris and Three Men in a Boat spring to mind. Like many of today's "celebrities" was a regular in various panel games, notably Does the Team Think?. Acted in various productions on-stage, probably best remembered for touring with Eric Sykes in Big Bad Mouse. Talking of Eric Sykes was in The Plank of course. Stood as a Conservative candidate in the 1964 General Election but failed to get elected. Also a keen fox hunter.

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john tregorran

  • Saturday 5th October 2019, 9:21am [Edited]
  • mornington,victoria, Australia
  • 296 posts

Does the team think.
I think he actually devised that. I used to listen in just to get annoyed.
Although Ted Ray was on it and I liked him.

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Aaron

  • Friday 18th October 2019, 4:10pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,365 posts

Whilst not nearly as good as Whack-O!, I do like this film - and its poster is one my favourites in my collection.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Friday 18th October 2019, 4:17pm
  • England
  • 16,212 posts
Quote: Aaron @ 18th October 2019, 4:10 PM

Whilst not nearly as good as Whack-O!, I do like this film - and its poster is one my favourites in my collection.

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Trades description? I don't remember a young lady scantily clad like that in the film!