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What a Whopper (1961)

A writer attempts to raise some cash by writing a book about the Loch Ness Monster. No publisher will take it because they all think there isn't really a monster. The writer and some of his... See full summary »

Director:

Gilbert Gunn

Writers:

Terry Nation (screenplay), Trevor Peacock (based on an idea by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Faith ... Tony
Sidney James ... Harry
Carole Lesley ... Charlie
Terence Longdon ... Vernon
Clive Dunn ... Mr. Slate
Freddie Frinton Freddie Frinton ... Gilbert Pinner
Marie France Marie France ... Marie
Charles Hawtrey ... Arnold
Spike Milligan ... Tramp
Wilfrid Brambell ... Postie (as Wilfred Brambell)
Fabia Drake ... Mrs. Pinner
Harold Berens Harold Berens ... Sammy
Ewan Roberts ... Jimmy
Archie Duncan Archie Duncan ... MacDonald
Terry Scott ... Sergeant
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Storyline

A writer attempts to raise some cash by writing a book about the Loch Ness Monster. No publisher will take it because they all think there isn't really a monster. The writer and some of his friends make a fake monster and take photographs and then travel to Scotland to see if they can convince the locals. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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loch ness | independent film | See All (2) »

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A Book! A Monster! A Film!

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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 June 1962 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Nu tar vi monstret See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Viscount Films Ltd. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Charles Hawtrey and Spike Milligan receive 'Guest Stars' credits. See more »

Goofs

The barrow boy at he beginning of the film calls Adam Faith Terry. This is Adams real name but his character is called Tony. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bandstand: Episode dated 17 November 1962 (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Musique Concrète
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Composed by Desmond Leslie
Josef Weinberger Music Ltd
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gentile English comedy
16 November 2005 | by p-nelson-sufcSee all my reviews

I have just watched this film on b.b.c 2 , it was on a Wednesday morning at 10:30 which I feel is about right for this type of film, definitely a film of it's era with a good if somewhat unusual (in some aspects )cast. Spike Milligan seems to be a little out of place in this movie and Sid James as a Scottish hotel owner is a little strange as well,but if you can overlook the obvious flaws and not be to critical of this movie you can just enjoy an hour and a half of pure nostalgia spotting the various stars many of whom turned up later on in there careers on television,also surprised to see Terry Nation involved. p.s theme tune made me cringe!


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