Bottoms Up (1960 film)

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Bottoms Up
"Bottoms Up" (1960).jpg
Directed by Mario Zampi
Produced by Giulio Zampi
Mario Zampi
Written by Michael Pertwee
Frank Muir
Denis Norden
Starring Jimmy Edwards
Arthur Howard
Martita Hunt
Sydney Tafler
Music by Stanley Black
Cinematography Gilbert Taylor
Edited by Richard Best
Transocean [Mario Zampi Productions]
Distributed by Warner-Pathé Distributors
Release date
  • 8 March 1960 (1960-03-08) (London)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Bottoms Up is a 1960 British comedy film.

It stars Jimmy Edwards in a spin-off of his TV comedy series Whack-O!, playing the seedy, alcoholic, cane-wielding headmaster of Chiselbury School.[1]

The plot involves Melvyn Hayes playing a Cockney youth who tries to impersonate an Indian prince. An early comic script from the pens of Frank Muir and Denis Norden.

Cast list[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

  • TV Guide called the film an "inane slapstick comedy set in an English boarding school...Forced humor from a slapdash script and direction." [2]
  • Allmovie wrote, "producer/director Mario Zampi knows where the laughs are and knows how to get them in full measure." [3]
  • Sky movies wrote, "it could have been a lot funnier, but, even so, it's a useful record of Edwards in his element." [4]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Bottoms Up | BFI | BFI". Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  2. ^ "Bottoms Up Review". Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  3. ^ "Bottoms Up (1960) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  4. ^ "Bottoms Up! - Sky Movies HD". 6 November 2003. Archived from the original on 29 March 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2014.