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The Breaking of Bumbo (1970)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 21 September 1973 (Ireland)
The hilarious adventures of young Bumbo Bailey, who enlists in the Brigade of Guards and is based in the prestigious Wellington Barracks in London in the Swinging Sixties. He regards his social life as important as his military.

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Andrew Sinclair

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Andrew Sinclair (based on the novel by), Andrew Sinclair
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Warwick ... Bumbo
Joanna Lumley ... Susie
Natasha Pyne Natasha Pyne ... Sheila
Jeremy Child ... Billy
John Bird John Bird ... Jock
Donald Pickering ... Jorum
Derek Newark Derek Newark ... C.S.M. Peters
Don McKillop Don McKillop ... R.S.M.
Peter Myers Peter Myers ... C.O.
Simon Williams ... Crutcher
Timothy Carlton ... Bean
Edward Fox ... Horwood
George Janson George Janson ... Farquhar
Robert Swann Robert Swann ... Machaffie
Peter Whitting Peter Whitting ... Downley
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The hilarious adventures of young Bumbo Bailey, who enlists in the Brigade of Guards and is based in the prestigious Wellington Barracks in London in the Swinging Sixties. He regards his social life as important as his military.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

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Tony Richardson and John Osborne originally tried to set up " The Breaking of Bumbo " with Peter O'Toole starring. See more »

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Springtime In the City
by The Graham Bond Organisation
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A curiosity
24 May 2016 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

When EMI took over an ailing ABPC in 1970 they decided to get Elstree studios working again.With that in mind they appointed Bryan Forbes as head of production.He produced a slate of 16 films.Some of those,such as The Railway Children,still get an airing on TV.However this film never got a cinema release.It was recently released on DVD and has a recent TV screening on London Live.The film is presumably supposed to be a comedy,well it isn't.It is incoherent.So far as I was concerned the only moment of interest was the brief shot of an Arsenal match at Highbury,not Stamford Bridge as indicated by another reviewer.There are also some interesting shots of London in that era.


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