What a Whopper!

1961

Gilbert Gunn
Director

A group of young Londoners decide to fake a Loch Ness Monster sighting to boost book sales.

Lightweight fluff featuring a gallery of British comedy players with several sporting dodgy Scottish accents.

A few genuine Loch Ness location shots are jarring cut with bits of business filmed at what looks suspiciously like Frensham Ponds replete with a different set of extras.

7 year old me did like the 'twist' ending though.

I can find no evidence thus far that this film opened in the US, although there are articles about Adam Faith's participation.

~the Sloth, April 18th, 2022
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28th September 1961
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Adam Faith
Tony
Sid James
Harry
(as Sidney James)
Carole Lesley
Charlie
Terence Longdon
Vernon
Clive Dunn
Mr. Slate
Freddie Frinton
Gilbert Pinner
Marie France
Marie St. George
Charles Hawtrey
Arnold
Spike Milligan
Tramp
Wilfrid Brambell
Postie
Fabia Drake
Mrs. Pinner
Harold Berens
Sammy
Ewan Roberts
Jimmy
Archie Duncan
MacDonald
Terry Scott
Sergeant
Anna Gilchrist
Grace
Gordon Rollings
Doone
Bernard Hunter
Legree
Lloyd Reckord
Jojo
Lance Percival
Policeman at Roundabout
Molly Weir
Teacher
Fyfe Robertson
Commentator
John Stevenson Lang
Crofter
Alastair Hunter
1st. Scot
Alan Casley
2nd. Scot
Frank Forsyth
3rd. Scot
Amanda Barrie
Chelsea Girl
(uncredited)
Virginia Clay
Woman on Telephone
(uncredited)
Hugh Evans
1st Reporter
(uncredited)
Eileen Gourlay
Lover Lorna
(uncredited)
Peter Greenspan
Freddy
(uncredited)
George Hilsdon
Monster Maker
(uncredited)
Fraser Kerr
2nd Reporter
(uncredited)
Kenneth McLellan
Man on Telephone
(uncredited)
Sylvia Osborne
Woman on Beach
(uncredited)
Trevor Peacock
Barrow Boy
(uncredited)
Anne Sharp
Pinner's Maid
(uncredited)
Jack Sharp
Loch Ness Observer
(uncredited)
Graham Stewart
Lover
(uncredited)
Fred Wood
Loch Ness Observer
(uncredited)
Harold Coyne
Gathering Crowd
(uncredited)


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