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The Breaking of Bumbo is a 1970 British comedy film written and directed by Andrew Sinclair, a former Coldstream Guards National service officer that was updated from his 1959 novel of the same name that featured the Suez Crisis. It starred Richard Warwick, Joanna Lumley, Jeremy Child and Edward Fox.[1]

The Breaking of Bumbo
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Original movie poster
Directed byAndrew Sinclair
Produced byL. Jeffrey Selznick
Written byAndrew Sinclair (novel and screenplay)
StarringRichard Warwick
Joanna Lumley
Music byBrian Gascoigne
CinematographyIan Wilson
Production
company
Release date
1970
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

PlotEdit

Newly commissioned Guards Ensign 'Bumbo' Bailey learns the facts of life from his new girl friend in Swinging London as well as from his platoon and commanding officer.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

The novel was published in 1959.[2]

In January 1970 Andrew Sinclai and Jeffrey Selznick announced they had formed a company, Timon Films, to make a film of Breaking of Bumbo in association with Associated British.[3]

Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo were going to direct but dropped out after a fall out with the producers.[4]

Jacquemine Charrott Lodwidge was the film's fashion co-ordinator.

The film's release was delayed.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/27584
  2. ^ NEW NOVELS Davenport, John. The Observer 8 Feb 1959: 21.
  3. ^ MOVIE CALL SHEET: Foreman Will Film 'Ernie' Martin, Betty. Los Angeles Times 27 Jan 1970: d9.
  4. ^ Winstanley: AN INTERVIEW WITH KEVIN BROWNLOW Glaessner, Verina. Film Quarterly (ARCHIVE); Berkeley Vol. 30, Iss. 2, (Winter 1976/1977): 18-23.
  5. ^ In the Picture Sight and Sound; London Vol. 40, Iss. 3, (Summer 1971): 132.

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