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What's Good for the Goose [DVD]

Sally Geeson , Norman Wisdom , Menahem Golan    Parental Guidance   DVD
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Sally Geeson, Norman Wisdom
  • Directors: Menahem Golan
  • Format: Dolby, PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Odeon Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 26 Sep 2011
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005GUP414
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 37,661 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

A classic British sex comedy starring the late, great Norman Wisdom. It is the Swingin Sixties and Timothy Bartlett (Norman Wisdom) is a middle-aged, timid banker whose lot has blessed him with a hum-drum, uneventful married life with children. Having to attend the bank s conference at a seaside resort, Timothy drives there and picks up two attractive, teenage, hitchhikers on the way. Nikki (Sally Geeson) and Meg (Sarah Atkinson) open up Timothy s eyes to the fun-filled free-love world of the late 1960's and despite Timothy s reluctance...the only way is up! Pitkin and Mr Grimsdale this feast of flesh and pathos is certainly not! But for lovers of lightweight swinging sixties sex comedies and The Pretty Things appearing in a psychedelic club scene What s Good for the Goose is a must. Groovy Man! Extra Features include: Booklet notes and Best of British trailers

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous British 'feel-good' movie! 19 April 2008
By FAMOUS NAME VINE VOICE
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Whilst not a massive fan of the 'Wisdom' films, this stands by itself.

A friend of Norman's once told me that Wisdom had a delightful and wonderful time making this picture with Sally Geeson - and one can see why! Sally would not stay in pictures long, and should have made more movies - she was great in this! (as are both the Geesons whatever they appear in) Sally too, certainly looked as if she was having fun making this film, and this is definitely a 'feel good' movie that will appeal to many.

Norman Wisdom was well into his fifties when he made this, and certainly looked very fit and healthy for that age, and for that time - looking very attractive in some shots too! Quite a late film for Norman and a somewhat 'new' genre for him. This movie was pretty daring in some instances, and how they got away with the two fingers in the mouth whilst they were driving along is quite amazing! (remember; this was forty years ago!!)

The thing that probably held this film back, and did not do it any favours, was its title - not very imaginative. Considering its vivaciousness, it should have had something more exciting as its name.

Terry Alexander also stars - looking good as always, and some other well-know faces, including David Lodge.

There's a great theme song to this to which also does the movie some great justice.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Typical English 60's humour 26 July 2007
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A very pleasant film with a very light story line but a good, though slightly stereotyped performance from Norman. A pity he was not able to get away from his rather silly character that he played well in his earlier days.
Has been edited very heavily and the 'saucy' scenes with Sally Geeson cut. A good view though.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wisdom shows his 'serious' side! 6 May 2010
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Whilst 'What's Good For The Goose' is not your typical knockabout Wisdom film - it's certainly great fun. It also demonstrates that Norman Wisdom really is a first class comic actor.

This is basically the tale of a middle-class, middle-manager having a mid-life crisis! A bankers' conference in sunny Southport sees Wisdom's Assistant Bank Manager character meeting and falling madly 'in lust' with a care-free 'hippy chick', played by the lovely Sally Geeson.

This film was originally released in the 1960's and was probably considered quite risque back then. Nowadays, it's best regarded as a mildly sexy, comic love story - with Wisdom bringing out real pathos in his character as he morphs from the uptight, staid bank manager into a bit of a casanova!

If you are a Wisdom fan you'll love this. If you're a fan of the 60's likewise. Great fun - and do look out for a cameo appearance from 60's rock gods The Pretty Things as the club house band! Four stars.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Bit of fun! 11 Jan 2010
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Basically an exploitation film which flopped in it's time, starring Norman Wisdom. It is certainly Wisdom who provides the laughter throughout with his slapstick style and cheeky little face, otherwise the dialogue is pretty poor. It is good to have a glimpse at the psychedelic scene of of the late 60's and Southport, where the film is set.
The Highlights of the movie are the two club scenes (reminicent of Blow-up) with The Electric Banana(Pretty Things) performing some brilliant rarities. Overall the film is fun and for the most part enjoyable. I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in 60's culture or is a fan of The Pretty Things.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good period film 3 Sep 2009
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This is a good period 'romp'. I like Norman Wisdom and if you do too you'll like this film. He hangs out with some cool cats in swinging Southport in the sixties! Its fun even if to just see Southport in the sixites! There is a cool club scene with the Pretty Things performing, which is remeniscent of the Yardbirds in Blow Up. All in all an entertaining little film.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An age gone by 6 Aug 2008
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A delightfully innocent film that it great for a rainy afternoon. No great drama, just actors from many British films you have seen many times before giving jolly good performances. Perhaps not for the under 40's but a good view never the less. The much touted 'nude' scenes from Sally Geeson are cut, and only available on the 'continental' version, thought where one can obtain that is anyones guess. However a pleasant watch.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous British 'feel-good' movie! 19 April 2008
By FAMOUS NAME VINE VOICE
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Whilst not a massive fan of the 'Wisdom' films, this stands by itself.

A friend of Norman's once told me that Wisdom had a delightful and wonderful time making this picture with Sally Geeson - and one can see why! Sally would not stay in pictures long, and should have made more movies - she was great in this! (as are both the Geesons whatever they appear in) Sally too, certainly looked as if she was having fun making this film, and this is definitely a 'feel good' movie that will appeal to many.

Norman Wisdom was well into his fifties when he made this, and certainly looked very fit and healthy for that age, and for that time - looking very attractive in some shots too! Quite a late film for Norman and a somewhat 'new' genre for him. This movie was pretty daring in some instances, and how they got away with the two fingers in the mouth whilst they were driving along is quite amazing! (remember; this was forty years ago!!)

The thing that probably held this film back, and did not do it any favours, was its title - not very imaginative. Considering its vivaciousness, it should have had something more exciting as its name.

Terry Alexander also stars - looking good as always, and some other well-know faces, including David Lodge.

There's a great theme song to this to which also does the movie some great justice.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars bought back quite a memory
i saw it many years ago and am pleased to own it at last. shame about the cuts.. still loved it.
Published 1 month ago by eagle eye
5.0 out of 5 stars was a really good film love all norman wisdom ones
brilliant I just love all of norman wisdoms films, have them all, and didn't know about this one, so was really chuffed to be able to get it
Published 6 months ago by carolyn
2.0 out of 5 stars A Bit Incredible
Maybe I just missed joining the Permissive Society way back "when I were a lad", but it does seem rather over-imaginative. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Aad Git
4.0 out of 5 stars Corny but fun.
A film very much of its time, that shows the conflict between the middle-class "straight" society and the "hippy" revolution, though the hippies in this film are a... Read more
Published 14 months ago by MarkP
4.0 out of 5 stars Title
Twenty more words is wasting my time so don't expect me to make a habit of reviewing my purchases. Collywobbles!
Published 15 months ago by D G Coventry
2.0 out of 5 stars Still not the version I wanted
I wanted the original un-cut version that I saw on TV years ago. I should have guessed with the PG rating. But Carry On England DVD was a PG and had both versions on the disc. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Timyeo
1.0 out of 5 stars Norman scraping the bottom of the barrel
Norman's worst film. Can't understand why this has a PG Rating unless it is a severely cut version - I recall seeing this on VHS on the top shelf of the "adult" rental shop... Read more
Published on 18 Dec 2011 by MARK C. BALE
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