Bottoms Up

Bottoms Up

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Based on the enormously popular television and radio sitcom Whack-O!, this 1960 comedy feature stars Jimmy Edwards in the classic role of devious, cane-brandishing headmaster. A later addition to the impressive series of comedies by Two Cities Films co-founder Mario Zampi, Bottoms Up! was co-scripted by Michael Pertwee and Whack-O! writers Frank Muir and Denis Norden; Edwards’ co-stars include Melvyn Hayes and, in an early film role, Richard Briers. The film is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements.

Chiselbury School, according to the prospectus, is an academy ‘for the sons of gentlefolk’. Regardless of what the prospectus says, however, the boys are very far from being gentlemen; they are an undisciplined rabble. It is, in fact, a school like no other – anywhere. But Chiselbury’s head, Professor Jim Edwards, is about to put into action a novel scheme to raise the school’s profile...

Cast In Alphabetical Order

Arthur Howard as Oliver Pettigrew Donald Hewlett as Hamley Gordon Phillott as Dinwiddie Graham Tonbridge as Pelbrook Jimmy Edwards as Professor Jim Edwards John Mitchell as Wendover John Wilder as Roebuck Martita Hunt as Lady Gore-Willoughby Melvyn Hayes as Cecil Biggs Neil Wilson as Hackforth Raymond Huntley as Garrick-Jones Reginald Beckwith as Bishop Wendover Richard Briers as Colbourne Sydney Tafler as Sid Biggs Vanda Hudson as Matron


Produced by Mario Zampi & Giulio Zampi Directed by Mario Zampi Screenplay by Michael Pertwee Additional dialogue by Frank Muir & Denis Norden Running Time 84 minutes. Theatrical Release March 1960

Synopsis Taken From DVD Cover ©2014 Network

Film Images ©1960 Studiocanal Films Ltd.

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